Microsoft has implemented product activation scheme named Office Protection Platformm (OPP) that similar with Windows Product Activation (WPA) and Software Protection Platform (SPP) for Windows Vista and Windows Activation Technologies (WAT) Windows 7 in Microsoft Office 2010, where all copy of Office 2010 installed has to be activated, with 30 days activation grace period. There is no more “workaround” to use volume edition of Office with volume license product key (VLK) to bypass requirement to activate Office productivity suite.

Microsoft has released Office 2010 Technical Preview version to invited beta testers who registered for Office 2010 Technical Preview program. Several builds of Office 2010 such as Office 2010 Technical Preview and Office 2010 Mondo (Ultimate) Technical Preview have been leaked to Internet.

The TP version of Office 2010 requires activation too. For people who is not accepted or invited into the official Office 2010 Technical Preview program, but has installed Office 2010, and been persistently warned that this copy of Microsoft Office is not activated with few days left to activate, Office 2010 (probably including the final RTM version when released) has built-in capability for user to rearm and extend the activation grace period for another additional 30 days for up to generous 5 (five) times, in a feature similar to Windows Vista rearm or Windows 7 rearm, allowing up to 180 days of free usage of Office 2010.

How to Rearm Microsoft Office 2010 to Extend Activation Grace Period for Another 30 Days

  1. Go to Control Panel -> Administrator Tools -> Services, or type services.msc in Start Search.
  2. Stop the Office Software Protection service.
  3. Open a Command Prompt with elevated privileges.
  4. Run the OSPPRUN.exe with the following command:

    %SystemDrive%:\Windows\System32\OSPPRUN.exe

    Where %SystemDrive% is normally C: or other drive letter that Windows is installed on.

  5. A new prompt will come out. Enter the following commands which precede with > one by one, each follows by Enter:

    > Initialize

    > Open

    > GetInstalledSkuIds

    Above command will return the following result, where the application ID number 0 represents AppID for Office 2010:

    0. 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a
    1. 26adec89-edf3-4adc-a3fc-c865f1a9f71f

    OK.

    > GetInstalledAppIds 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a

    Above command will return result similar to below:

    0. 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663

    OK.

    > GetLicensingStatus 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a

    Above command will return the following output, where dwGraceTime is a DWORD value that holds the grace period before the software will stop working and require activation:

    SkuId = 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a
    eStatus = SL_LICENSING_STATUS_IN_GRACE_PERIOD
    dwGraceTime = 1D 23:37
    dwTotalGraceDays = 30 days
    hrReason = 4004F00C
    qwExpiration = 2010/10/31

    OK.

  6. In the same prompt, run the following commands (which basically set AppID and SkuID for Office 2010 to enable free 30 days usage before activation), each follows by Enter, to rearm Microsoft Office 2010 to reset, prolong and extend activation grace period for additional 30 days:

    > Rearm 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a 1

    OK.

    Note: Mostly the IDs are the same for similar Office 2010 installation. If your APP ID and/or SKU ID is different, please change accordingly.

    > Close

    > Initialize

    > Open

    Note: “Close” command is import to stop the Office Software Protection service (which can also be stopped via Service.msc interface) after rearming and before reinitialize of license data (The activation countdown timer or license requires a service reinitialization or restart to update), or else “Unlicensed” license status with timer at 0 error may occur.

  7. To verify that the Office 2010 rearm is successful, and to check how many days left in activation grace period before activation is required, use the following command, follows by Enter (replace IDs if different):

    > GetLicensingStatus 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a

    SkuId = 128a057a-7e95-4063-b296-c54c5f3d3f3a
    eStatus = SL_LICENSING_STATUS_IN_GRACE_PERIOD
    dwGraceTime = 29D 23:37
    dwTotalGraceDays = 30 days
    hrReason = 4004F00C
    qwExpiration = 2010/10/31

    dwGraceTime will show the remaining time available to use Office 2010 for free without activation.

  8. Quit the OSPPRUN prompt with following command, follows by Enter:

    > Quit

Tip 1: To check how many rearms that is remaining, use the following command:

> GetApplicationInformation 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 RemainingRearmCount

(DWORD, []) 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 = 4

OK.

After one rearm of Office 2010, 4 rearms is still possible, to extend the free (evaluation or trial) free usage of Office 2010 to 180 days (6 months or half a year), taking into account the initial 30 days activation free period before first ream is performed.

Tip 2: To check and show how many rearms of Office 2010 have been performed, use the following command:

> GetApplicationInformation 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 RearmCount

(DWORD, []) 59a52881-a989-479d-af46-f275c6370663 = 1

OK.

Thanks to Zoran for the tip.

Update: Proper method to rearm Office 2010 from final RTM version.

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  • Peter

    Thanks for clear instructions! I followed these:

    How to Rearm Microsoft Office 2010 to Extend Activation Grace Period for Another 30 Days

    1. Go to Control Panel -> Administrator Tools -> Services, or type services.msc in Start Search.

    2. Stop the Office Software Protection service.

    3. Open a Command Prompt with elevated privileges.

    4. Run the OSPPRUN.exe with the following command:

    %SystemDrive%:WindowsSystem32OSPPRUN.exe

    This was the result:

    C:Program FilesCommon Filesmicrosoft sharedOfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform>

    ospprearm

    Error: 0xc004d307

    On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0xc

    004d307' to display the error text.

    I have used my period of 180 days and I was wondering if it possible to get another 180 days.Is it possible?

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    As a side note, this no longer works. The newer versions of office 2010 DO NOT come with the OSPPRUN.exe file. So this is an old useless tip.

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  • zzzz

    You can get mini-KMS_Activator_v.1.051.exe from wzor.net

    mini-KMS_Activator_v.1.051.exe

    In activate.cmd there should be only these lines and nothing more

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    First run mini-KMS_Activator_v.1.051.exe and install the KMS service. You will see it in services list as KMService.

    Then copy the next lines in an activate.cmd batch file and run it. The beauty is that you can add to scheduled task.

    @echo off

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    net start KMService

    cscript //nologo "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14OSPP.VBS" /act

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    Check to see if your grace period is extended to 180 days by running

    c:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14cscript OSPP.vbs /dstatus

    You will see something like this:

    c:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14>cscript OSPP.vbs /dstatus

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8

    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    —Processing————————–

    —————————————

    SKU ID: 6f327760-8c5c-417c-9b61-836a98287e0c

    LICENSE NAME: Office 14, OfficeProPlus-KMS_Client edition

    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 14, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel

    LICENSE STATUS: —LICENSED—

    ERROR CODE: 0 as licensed

    Last 5 characters of installed product key: H3GVB

    REMAINING GRACE: 180 days (259200 minute(s) before expiring)

    —————————————

    —————————————

    —Exiting—————————–

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    It should then rearm your Office 2010

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    Worked like a charm!

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    For Windows 7 and those who can't find the OSPPRUN.EXE file, then try the following. It worked for me

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    It should then rearm your Office 2010

    Then start the Office Software Protection service again.

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    Everyone has a solution for win7/64 ?

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    help plz, here's mine :

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    It works, i tried it now and it works nicely, successfully bypassed activation, thanks….

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    okay … got it .. but the version 2010 is not seen by the keychanger … what did u do ? thx

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