Two or more Microsoft Office 2021 License In One Account

Vanja Radunovic 66 Reputation points
2022-02-04T12:17:38.503+00:00

Hi,

I have 22 licenses of MS Office 2019 on one Microsoft account, I know that the limit is 25 .

Earlier when I activate the license cross https://setup.office.com I get serial number , better said I can see the serial number .

For a while, there was no need to buy and activate new licenses, but the other day I bought 5 licenses of MS Office 2021 H&B.

Started to activate them and then I see that I can no longer see the serial number.

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If I add more licenses how I will know which one is which? If reinstallation is required or assignment to a new user.

Is there a possibility to see the serial number ?

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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,556 Reputation points
    2022-02-07T07:23:04.627+00:00

    Hi @Vanja Radunovic

    > If I add more licenses how I will know which one is which? If reinstallation is required or assignment to a new user.

    It's true that the serial number of Office doesn't show up now on Services & Subscriptions page.

    If you use one account to redeem multiple Office keys of the same version, the ideal situation is to do this on different days, then you can manage Office licenses by recording machine information (Such as the SN number) and the dates the key was redeemed.

    > Is there a possibility to see the serial number ?

    Now we are unable to see the serial number.
    We can only get the last 5 characters of Office keys via following commands on machines.

    • Search CMD, right-click the Command Prompt and run as administrator. Then copy and paste the command below in it, click Enter at last:
    • cscript.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /dstatus
      (If you are running 32-bit Office on a 64-bit operating system)
      cscript.exe "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /dstatus

    Besides, to help you better on Office product key, I would suggest you visit Microsoft support page for assistance or contact Microsoft on phone directly.

    Thanks for your understanding.


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  1. Vanja Radunovic 66 Reputation points
    2022-02-07T11:32:24.017+00:00

    Thanks @Emily Hua-MSFT , and I was thinking similarly to your everyday hack.

    I just don't understand Microsoft reasons for this, Why me as the license owner can't see my license no. Why do they must always complicate things ?

    This or something like that is only way left for now: Version, date of activation and last 5 digits of serial number.

    Thanks again!

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  2. Vanja Radunovic 66 Reputation points
    2022-02-24T13:15:25.863+00:00

    It is not possible to see the next five serial numbers :)

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    Does anyone have an idea how to overcome the problem?


  3. Vanja Radunovic 66 Reputation points
    2022-04-01T09:50:50.173+00:00

    Is there anything new on this topic?

    I need to activate a new Microsoft Office H&B 2021 license, so I don't know whether to add it to the existing account with the previous one or create a new account for each license.

    Has anyone had similar doubts?