Like other Microsoft products, MS Office 2013 is available under the VL (Volume License) program. We remind that Volume License is a licensing option for corporate customers that allows khổng lồ purchase one registered license which can be used khổng lồ activate a limited (or unlimited) number of copies of a software sản phẩm. A Volume License does not dispense from the necessity lớn activate software. However, it is easier than the activation of a retail version, & this procedure can be managed from central location. We’ll talk about how khổng lồ activate volume editions of Office 2013 on clients in corporate domain name network under Volume License program.

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Office 2013 supports three types of Microsoft sản phẩm activation for enterprise customers:

Key Management Service – KMSMultiple Activation Key – MAKActive Directory-Based Activation – ADBA

AD-based activation of Office 2013 is possible only for Microsoft OS, starting with Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 and higher, while KMS and MAK activation is possible for all supported versions of Windows, starting with Windows 7.

It should be noted that not only Office (Word, Excel, etc.) và Lync (now goes with Office), but also products lượt thích Visio 2013 & Project 2013 are activated during Office 2013 activation with a KMS.

Now we will consider all the ways khổng lồ activate Office 2013 for corporate customers.

Tip. Info about the activation of MS Office năm nhâm thìn Enterprise version is available here

Active Directory-Based (ADBA) Activation of Office 2013

It should be reminded that the opportunity to activate Microsoft products with Active sầu Directory appeared in Windows Server 2012. The function that allows to lớn activate Windows or Office is called Active Directory-Based Activation – ADBA. When using ADBA, an Office 2013 client uses the existing Active Directory infrastructure khổng lồ activate the product. If you installed Office 2013 on a device with Windows 8 / 10, và you specified the GVLK (Generic Volume License) key, Office will be activated automatically after joining this computer to lớn the AD tên miền.

Important: You can not use ADBA khổng lồ activate Office 2010; this product does not support this mode.

How lớn Configure ADBA Support for Office 2013

mở cửa Volume Activation Tools console from the Server Manager snap-in.

After you completed these steps and the AD replication was successful, Office 2013, Visio 2013 và Project 2013 with a volume license will be automatically activated using the ADDS.

KMS Activation of Office 2013

Activation of Microsoft products with KMS server uses a client-server Mã Sản Phẩm in which there is a central node with the KMS role. KMS service on a tên miền VPS is installed and activated with KMS host (VL) key. Later all clients of this VPS will use this central server for activation, not the Microsoft servers. The same hệ thống can simultaneously act as an activation KMS server for different Windows & Office editions.

In general, KMS-activation of Office 2013 doesn’t differ from the activation of Office 2010. The only thing that should be noted is that in Windows Server 2003 the support of the KMS-server for Office 2013 is now absent.

When activating Office 2013 in KMS, the sản phẩm is activated for the period of 180 days, & from time to lớn time the activation status is renewed. Remember that lớn activate Office 2013 on the KMS-server you need to lớn have at least five sầu clients (activation threshold).

How lớn Configure KMS hệ thống for Office 2013

Windows Server 2012 uses a special graphic tool to lớn manage a KMS-VPS – Volume Activation Tools. To get an opportunity lớn activate Office 2013 on the KMS-VPS, you have sầu to lớn install Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Paông xã (lượt thích with the ADBA), select Key Management Service (KMS) as the type of activation in Volume Activation Tools, enter the CSVLK key và activate it in Microsoft.


If there are no servers with Windows Server 2012 in your company và only servers with Windows Server 2008 R2 are available, you won’t be able to lớn use Volume Activation Tools.

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The current Office 2013 status on the KMS-VPS can be checked using the following command


cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv 2E28138A-847F-42BC-9752-61B03FFF33CD
cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv 2E28138A-847F-42BC-9752-61B03FFF33CD

Please note that once installed, KMS will not be able lớn activate client by requests. As long as the Current Count value is less than 5, the KMS server will not issue licenses. It is necessary that at least 5 clients with Office 2013 access to lớn the server for obtaining a license (activation threshold).


In addition, for successful activation on the KMS hệ thống in Windows Firewall, TCP.. port 1688 must be opened. You can enable the rule with the Enable-NetFirewallRule cmdlet:

Enable-NetFirewallRule -Name SPPSVC-In-TCPA

KMS server can activate an unlimited number of clients.

Activation of MS Office 2013 with a MAK Product Key

A MAK key is used only once to activate Office 2013 on the Microsoft server online. Each MAK key can activate only a certain number of systems determined by a corporate agreement. I. e. each MAK activation is added to lớn the total number of activations on Microsoft servers.

There are two ways to lớn activate Office with a MAK key:

MAK Independent Activation. Each computer on which MAK activation is going to take place has lớn be connected to lớn the Internet. This means that activation will suit the company with all computers joined inkhổng lồ a corporate network.MAK Proxy Activation. The activation requests from clients are sent by a special proxy VPS that can be configured using VAMT 3.0 console.

So, MAK keys are better lớn use either for the computers outside the corporate network or if the number of editions to lớn be activated is less than five. Note that when using the MAK key, there is a risk of falling into lớn the wrong hands, which will be difficult khổng lồ traông chồng.

Office 2013 GVLK Keys for KMS Activation

You should understvà that the way to lớn activate Office 2013 depends on the type of the installed key. All computers with the volume edition of Office 2013 have a KMS key preinstalled (this key is called a GVLK – Generic Volume License Key). This allows to lớn simplify system deployment in the corporate environment, because there’s no need to enter a product key on each computer. If Office 2013 is installed with the KMS key (GVLK), it can automatically find và activate itself on the KMS-hệ thống or in Active sầu Directory infrastructure.

After activation on the KMS server, any Office 2013 sản phẩm can work without reactivation for 180 days, after which it will enter the evaluation mode và display a warning. In the event that a KMS hệ thống is available khổng lồ the client, it automatically renews (every 7 days) the license for 180 days.

In the next table KMS keys for Office 2013 products are given.

Product KMS (GVLK) key
Office 2013 Professional PlusYC7DK-G2NP3-2QQC3-J6H88-GVGXT
Office 2013 StandardKBKQT-2NMXY-JJWGP-M62JB-92CD4
Project 2013 ProfessionalFN8TT-7WMH6-2D4X9-M337T-2342K
Project 2013 Standard6NTH3-CW976-3G3Y2-JK3TX-8QHTT
Visio 2013 ProfessionalC2FG9-N6J68-H8BTJ-BW3QX-RM3B3
Visio 2013 StandardJ484Y-4NKBF-W2HMG-DBMJC-PGWR7
Access 2013NG2JY-H4JBT-HQXYP-78QH9-4JM2D
InfoPath 2013DKT8B-N7VXH-D963P-Q4PHY-F8894
Lync 20132MG3G-3BNTT-3MFW9-KDQW3-TCK7R
OneNote 2013TGN6P-8MMBC-37P2F-XHXXK-P34VW
Outlook 2013QPN8Q-BJBTJ-334K3-93TGY-2PMBT
PowerPoint 20134NT99-8RJFH-Q2VDH-KYG2C-4RD4F
quảng cáo online 2013PN2WF-29XG2-T9HJ7-JQPJR-FCXK4
Word 20136Q7VD-NX8JD-WJ2VH-88V73-4GBJ7

You can mix a KMS key and kiểm tra the activation status of Office 2013 with OSPP.VBS script, which can be found in one of the following directories depending on the OS bitness and Office version:

C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice14C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14

You can change the key type from MAK to lớn KMS using the command:


cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

A current activation status can be seen using the command (you can’t check the Office activation status using the GUI):


Grace period is granted for the volume Office 2013 products, while it is not available for retail products, i. e. you have sầu khổng lồ enter a valid key and activate your sản phẩm during the installation.

Typical KMS activation errors for Office 2013

When ERROR CODE 0xC004F074. NO KEY MANAGEMENT SERVICE COULD BE CONTACTED error appears, make sure that the correct SRV record of the KMS hệ thống is published in the DNS. Run the command:

nslookup -type=srv _vlmcs._tcp

If the command returns the correct hệ thống address, verify that the port TCP/1688 is available from the client on the VPS.

telnet 1688

or you can check TCP.. port response using Test-NetConnection cmdlet:

Test-NetConnection -ComputerName -Port 1688

On the Office 2013 KMS server, you can’t activate Office 2010 or Office năm 2016, to lớn support these products on the KMS server, you need khổng lồ install special packages (a separate package for each version of the product). You can install this packs in any order, each one is activated by its own KMS Host Key.

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