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KMS activation of Office 2013

Updated: August 20, 2013

Summary: Lists articles that provide information about Key Management Service (KMS) activation for Office 2013.

Applies to:  Office 2013 

Audience: IT Professionals

Key Management Service (KMS) activates computers on a local network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft. To do this, KMS uses a client–server model, and KMS client computers can find KMS host computers by using Domain Name System (DNS) or a static configuration.

Important Important:

This information applies to volume license editions of Office 2013. It does not apply to Office 365 ProPlus. Office 365 ProPlus is licensed through a subscription. For more information, see Office 365 ProPlus.

Office 2013 logoThe following table lists and describes articles about volume activation for Office 2013.

Articles about KMS volume activation for Office 2013

Article Description

Prepare and set up the Office 2013 KMS host

Explains how to prepare and set up an Office 2013 KMS host computer.

Set up DNS for Office 2013 volume activation

A brief article about DNS considerations for KMS activation.

Set up Office 2013 KMS clients

Describes how to prepare and configure the Office 2013 client for KMS volume activation.

Generic Volume License Keys for KMS and Active Directory activation

Lists the GVLKs for KMS and Active Directory-based activation.

Rearm the Office 2013 installation

Describes how to rearm the KMS Office installation.

Change History

Date Description

August 20, 2013

Changed this article into an orientation topic with links to more targeted procedures.

April 09, 2013

Updated the example output of the slmgr.vbs /dlv command (near the end of the article) so that it shows the output for Office 2013.

August 28, 2012

Initial publication

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