Renew Microsoft Office/Windows KMS license for FREE manually

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By default, KMS license is valid for only 180 days and it will be renewed every 7 days as from the date of activation. However, in some cases, this process can be stuck. The following are some reasons for this problem.

– Your PC is not connected to the internet or the connection is unstable when the license renewal process is called.

– You are using a third-party firewall so the connection to KMS server is denied.

– You are using different versions of Office on your PC. Retail and Volume version on the same PC?

Workarounds

– Make sure your PC is always connected and your internet connection is stable.

– If you are using another firewall, please open port 1688.

– Please do not use Office retail and volume on the same Windows.

How to renew KMS license

Renew Microsoft Office license

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Copy and run the command below. Note: “Office16” is code name of Office 2016. If you are using Office 2013/2010, just replace it with “Office15” and “Office14”.

cscript "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act

If you see an error, try this command.

cscript "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act

renew office kms license using "act" command

Done!

Renew Microsoft Windows license

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Execute this command.

cscript slmgr.vbs /ato

Your license is renewed successfully!

Renew Microsoft Office/Windows KMS license for FREE manually
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15 thoughts on “Renew Microsoft Office/Windows KMS license for FREE manually

  1. ha chen chuen

    hi i install all your products according to steps but when I troubleshoot it became grace retail version when checking the error on the CMD
    cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /act

    the cmd will show to you as below
    C:\Windows\system32>cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /act
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    —Processing————————–
    —————————————
    Installed product key detected – attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: 70d9ceb6-6dfa-4da4-b413-18c1c3c76e2e
    LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16ProPlusR_Grace edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, RETAIL(Grace) channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: BTDRB
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F017
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.
    —————————————
    —————————————
    —Exiting—————————–

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  2. prasmick

    I get this error,

    Activating Windows(R), Professional edition (2de67392-b7a7-462a-b1ca-108dd189f588) …
    Error: 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist

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  3. dvrcj

    after a week without reactivating, i tried it again and it worked.
    maybe one has to wait a few days for it to work again.

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  4. LRaf

    Hi,
    I am trying to renew Microsoft Windows lincense and follow all the steps.
    However I am stuck on the error below:
    Erro: 0xC004F074 The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.

    Any recommendations?
    Thks

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  5. dvrcj

    tried it all and it still warns me that i only have 4 days in Office professional plus 2016
    (and i think i have the outlook 360 or something)

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  6. Jamoy

    ohk, here is my trouble my friend once activate mircosoft office 2016 which give power point, excel etc. the thing is its now saying word activation failed. and i dont know how to fix it. i tried everything you listed but i only get that kms failed that part in cmd section. really hope you could help me out on this.

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  7. Ftmked

    I appreciate your effort and profession. I have tried to activate both office and Windows OS, However, office activation encounters an error. See the detail of the error which is copied from CMD

    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F074
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.
    To view the activation event history run: cscript ospp.vbs /dhistorykms
    NOTICE: A KB article has been detected for activation failure: 0xC004F074
    FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2870357#Error0xC004F074

    So, How can I solve it?

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