Office 2019 Plus KMS Activation

JoJo110 1 Reputation point


We are looking to use KMS to activate Office 2019 plus and it seems to be not working. We installed a windows 2019 DC server and installed the volume activation role. I ran through the steps and entered our KMS key and activated it. i configured the DNS to publish the service DNS record. When i run the VBS script to check it status, its telling me it's "This license is not in use and the License Statues is unlicensed".

I have ran trough the setup multiple times and have searched for anything wrong that i might be doing. I have looked through all docs that could find. Any help with matter it would be great.

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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 23,811 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @JoJo110 ,
    Based on your description, your problem is related to KMS host. Is my understanding correct?
    If yes, I suggest you try to run this command line:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /dlv 70512334-47B4-44DB-A233-BE5EA33B914C
    You can provide the result here.

    Here the detail steps for configure a KMS host:
    For Office 2019: At least Windows Server 2012 or at least Windows 8.1 (volume editions)
    You should install Office 2019 Volume License Pack and enter your KMS key on the KMS host computer, you can activate the KMS key over the internet or by telephone.
    You can sign in to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and download the KMS key for each product and version of Office that you want KMS to activate.
    If you have a firewall, make sure port 1688 is open to allow the KMS host service through the firewall.

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