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Volume activation of Office 2013

Published: July 16, 2012

Summary: Lists articles that provide information about how to plan and deploy volume activation for Office 2013.

Applies to:  Office 2013 

Audience: IT Professionals

Microsoft policy requires the activation of all editions of Office 2013 client software, including volume license editions. For Office 2013, volume activation occurs through Office Activation Technologies, which are based on the Software Protection Platform (SPP) that is used in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

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 volume activation for Office 2013

Article Description

Plan volume activation of Office 2013

Explains how to plan which methods to use for activating volume license editions of Office 2013.

KMS activation of Office 2013

Contains links to other topics that describe how to prepare and configure the Office 2013 client and the Office KMS host for volume activation.

Activate Office 2013 MAK clients

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

Active Directory-based activation of Office 2013

Provides details about Active Directory-based activation of Office 2013.

Tools to manage Office 2013 volume activation

Provides details about the Office Software Protection Platform script (ospp.vbs) and the Software License Manage script (slmgr.vbs), and describes the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) for volume license editions of Office 2013.

Troubleshoot volume activation for Office 2013

Explains how to troubleshoot common errors for volume activation of Office 2013.

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