Office 2010 volume activation
Office 2010 uses the same volume activation technology as Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Most large companies will use a combination of methods.
Key Management Service (KMS)
KMS uses a host computer to establish an activation service on your local company network. With a KMS host you can activate thousands of computers at the same time when they regularly connect to the company network. If you use a KMS host to activate Windows, you can use the same host to activate Office 2010.
Multiple Activation Key (MAK)
With MAK, each computer activates Office 2010 with the Microsoft hosted activation servers over the Internet or by phone. MAK is recommended when you have fewer than 50 computers to activate, and for computers that are not regularly connected to the company network.
Not an IT pro?
Read Activate volume editions of Microsoft Office or contact your help desk or system administrator for assistance with activation.
Need to find your Product Key? Read Find your Product Key for Office 2010.
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