How To Check Activation Type and License Status of Office 2010 Installations

Microsoft Office 2010 was released back in June, 2010 and has different types of activations like Multiple Activation Key (MAK), Key Management Service (KMS) for volume licensing, and the Retail licenses. You can easily find what type of activation your Office 2010 installation is using along with the status of your activation. To find out the detailed information, simply follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Open an administrative level command prompt. (To do this, click on the Start Menu, type cmd in the Start Menu search box, right-click on the Command Prompt entry and select Run as administrator.)
  2. After opening the elevated command prompt, navigate to the Office14 folder:
    • 32-bit Office on 64-bit OS, use the command: “cd \Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
    • 32-bit Office on 32-bit OS and 64-bit Office on 64-bit OS, use the command: “cd \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
  3. Now, execute the following command: “cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus
  4. After the successful execution of the command, look at “LICENSE NAME” for license type and “LICENSE STATUS” for activation status.

If Office 2010 is KMS activated you will see “KMS_Client edition” in the license name field, as shown in the screenshot below:

KMS_Client edition

If Office 2010 is MAK activated you will see “MAK edition” in the license name field, as shown in the screenshot below:

MAK edition

If Office 2010 is activated using Retail license, you will see “Retail edition” in the license name field:

Retail edition

Thanks to the Office Deployment Support Team Blog for this update.