Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

Install and activate office 2019 for free legally using kms license

After a series of preview versions, Microsoft finally came out with an official version of Office 2019. It is the stable one, this means you can download and use it right now without worrying about fatal errors which you have gotten in beta versions before. However, I regret to inform that according to the disclosures, Microsoft Office 2019 only works on Windows 10. So if you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or older versions, you will not be able to install it. Honestly, I hate what Microsoft have done to force users to use Windows 10. And I think Office 2016 is still a good choice for casual users at the moment.

How to download Office 2019 from Microsoft homepage

If you have an Office 365 subscription, your Office will be upgraded to the latest version automatically without doing anything. However, if you are using Office 2016 or earlier versions, to make sure that Office 2019 will work normally, please uninstall your old version of Office completely before starting a new installation. If you do not have Office 2019 already, just go here to get official download link from Microsoft homepage and select the version you want.

Installing Office 2019 without a product key

After the download process is complete, you will get an img file. Just open it then run the setup file to install Office 2019 on your PC.

Open Office 2019 setup file
open Office 2019 setup file
UAC alert
UAC alert

This may take a while, please wait.

Office 2019 installation progress
Office 2019 installation progress

Upon successful installation, you can open any Office program to verify some basic information.

Just skip the “enter product key” window by clicking close button at the top right corner.

Bypass "Enter your product key" modal
Bypass “Enter your product key” modal
Accept Microsoft license agreement
Accept Microsoft license agreement

And as you can see, I am using Office Professional Plus 2019 and the trial license will expire in 7 days.

7-day trial license of Office 2019
7-day trial license of Office 2019
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Important features are disabled

Activating Office 2019 using KMS license key

Method 1: Running commands one by one manually

Legal way to activate Office 2019 for FREE

Time needed: 1 minute.

Manually activate your Office with legal KMS product key.

  1. Open command prompt in administrator mode.

    First, you need to open command prompt with admin rights, then follow the instruction below step by step. Just copy/paste the commands and do not forget to hit Enter in order to execute them.
    open cmd with admin rights - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  2. Open location of the Office installed on your PC

    cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16

    If you install your Office in the ProgramFiles folder, the path will be “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16” or “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16”. It depends on the architecture of the Windows OS you are using. If you are not sure of this issue, don’t worry, just run both of the commands above. One of them will be not executed and an error message will be printed on the screen.
    activate office 2019 using manual method kms 1 - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  3. Convert your retail license to volume one

    for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"
    If your Office is got from Microsoft, this step is required. On the contrary, if you install Office from a Volume ISO file, this is optional so just skip it if you want.

    activate office 2019 using manual method kms 2 - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

  4. Activate your Office using KMS client key

    Make sure your PC is connected to the internet, then run the following command.
    cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul
    cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
    cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:s8.uk.to
    cscript ospp.vbs /act


    If you see the error 0xC004F074, it means that your internet connection is unstable or the server is busy. Please make sure your device is online and try the command “act” again until you succeed.

    Here is all the text you will get in the command prompt window.
    C:\Windows\system32>cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ppd.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_kms_client_ae-ppd.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ul-oob.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_kms_client_ae-ul-oob.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ul.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_kms_client_ae-ul.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-pl.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-pl.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-ppd.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-ppd.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-ul-oob.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-ul-oob.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL_MAK_AE-ul-phn.xrm-ms"
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Installing Office license: ..\root\licenses16\proplus2019vl_mak_ae-ul-phn.xrm-ms
    Office license installed successfully.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Successfully applied setting.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------

    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:s8.uk.to
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    ---Processing--------------------------
    Successfully applied setting.
    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript 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: 85dd8b5f-eaa4-4af3-a628-cce9e77c9a03
    LICENSE NAME: Office 19, Office19ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 19, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: 6MWKP


    ---Exiting-----------------------------
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>


    activate office 2019 using manual method kms 3 - Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license

Right now the Office is activated successfully.

Office 2019 product activated
Office 2019 product activated

Method 2: Using batch scripts

This one is not recommended anymore due to the new update of Microsoft.

Step 1: Copy the following code into a new text document.

@echo off
title Activate Microsoft Office 2019 (ALL versions) for FREE - MSGuides.com&cls&echo =====================================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without additional software&echo =====================================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Microsoft Office Standard 2019&echo - Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019&echo.&echo.&(if exist "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16")&(if exist "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" cd /d "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16")&(for /f %%x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%%x" >nul)&(for /f %%x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\ProPlus2019VL*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%%x" >nul)&echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Activating your Office...&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ckms >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /setprt:1688 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul&set i=1&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP >nul||goto notsupported
:skms
if %i% GTR 10 goto busy
if %i% EQU 1 set KMS=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i% EQU 2 set KMS=s8.uk.to
if %i% EQU 3 set KMS=s9.us.to
if %i% GTR 3 goto ato
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /sethst:%KMS% >nul
:ato
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo.&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /act | find /i "successful" && (echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #My official blog: MSGuides.com&echo.&echo #How it works: bit.ly/kms-server&echo.&echo #Please feel free to contact me at msguides.com@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: donate.msguides.com&echo #Your support is helping me keep my servers running 24/7!&echo.&echo ============================================================================&choice /n /c YN /m "Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?" & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one... & echo Please wait... & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto skms)
explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt
:notsupported
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, your version is not supported.&echo.&goto halt
:busy
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, the server is busy and can't respond to your request. Please try again.&echo.
:halt
pause >nul
Create a new text file
Create a new text file

Step 2: Save the text file as a batch file with .cmd extension. (Eg. office2019.cmd).

Save the document file
Save the document file
Set name of batch script
Set name of batch script

Step 3: Run this batch file with admin rights.

Run the script with administrator rights
Run the script with administrator rights
UAC alert
UAC alert

Step 4: Check activation status again.

Your Office is activated successfully
Your Office is activated successfully

Done! You Office has been activated successfully.

Note: If your PC can not connect to any KMS servers, please try running the batch file again.

More information:

  • Here is KMS client key of Office 2019: NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP.
  • The KMS license of Office 2019 is valid for 180 days only but it can be renewed automatically so you neednt worry so much about the period.

If you would have any questions or concerns, please leave your comments. I would be glad to explain in more details. Thank you so much for all your feedback and support!

2,014 thoughts on “Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume license”

  1. i am getting an error that “the connection to my KMS server failed!” while using the activator. I switched off the antivirus and even turned off the firewall but it still did not work. Can you please advise how to resolve this error? Is there any registry key that needs to be deleted?

    Reply
    1. He seems a benevolent coder whose activation scripts/codes are used as reference all over internet youtube tutorials. I think he is like kms pico. Free riders, in unequal unfair world, like you cant understand this kind of minded-people.

      Reply
  2. Good morning, one question: doing this :

    Copy the following code into a new text document… Is necesary to do it online? I will appreciate your help,Thank you.

    Reply
  3. Don’t know about others, but luckily My ‘Office Professional Plus 2019’ just got activated after 3rd attempt. As u mentioned about server busy, so i kept trying till i got successful!
    Thanks a lot Man….

    Reply
  4. Not Working.

    Shows following error after last step

    Installed product key detected – attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: 85dd8b5f-eaa4-4af3-a628-cce9e77c9a03
    LICENSE NAME: Office 19, Office19ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 19, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: 6MWKP

    —————————————
    Installed product key detected – attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: d450596f-894d-49e0-966a-fd39ed4c4c64
    LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: WFG99

    —————————————
    Installed product key detected – attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: d7279dd0-e175-49fe-a623-8fc2fc00afc4
    LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365HomePremR_Grace edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, RETAIL(Grace) channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: KHGM9
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F017
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.
    —————————————
    —————————————
    —Exiting—————————–

    Reply
  5. I got the massage ‘Connecting to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one..’ for infinite time. Please help me!

    Reply
  6. Hi!
    Got this error after month without Problems:

    cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus

    PRODUCT ID: 00414-50000-00000-AA223
    SKU ID: xxxxxx
    LICENSE NAME: Office 19, Office19ProPlus2019VL_KMS_Client_AE edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 19, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    BETA EXPIRATION: 01.01.1601
    LICENSE STATUS: —NOTIFICATIONS—
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F00F
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the hardware ID binding is beyond the level of tolerance.
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: 6MWKP
    Activation Type Configuration: ALL
    DNS auto-discovery: KMS name not available
    KMS machine registry override defined: s8.uk.to:1688
    Activation Interval: 120 minutes
    Renewal Interval: 10080 minutes
    KMS host caching: Enabled
    —————————————
    —————————————
    —Exiting—————————–

    Is there a way to fix it?

    Thanks a lot

    Reply
  7. I’m getting this below error.

    ============================================================================

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================

    Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again.

    Reply
    1. thanks, working!!!

      cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
      cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:6MWKP >nul
      cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:NMMKJ-6RK4F-KMJVX-8D9MJ-6MWKP
      cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:104.244.78.23
      cscript ospp.vbs /act

      Reply
      1. Dude, that IP address may cause security issues. Google IP search says it belongs to a company called FranTech Solutions. It might be a scam.

        Reply
        1. Yes it is registered to FranTech Solutions, so what? Instead of spreading doubt and alarm, why not be positive and learn about DNS, hosting companies and IP addresses…

          # The KMS server used during a manual activation (details above) is named ‘s8.uk.to’
          # When your computer tries to connect to that web address, your computer first contacts a Domain Name Server (DNS) which will tell it the Internet Protocol (IP) address to connect to. DNS queries take place ‘behind the scenes’. For example a browser will show the name of a website in the address bar after you’ve connected to it, but in fact your computer used a DNS and provided IP address to connect to that website. However, being shaved apes, we like seeing names and not numbers because words have meaning to us.
          # You can check the IP address assigned to a named website by using a simple web search of ‘whois ‘ followed by the website name.
          # If you ‘Whois s8.uk.to’ you will get its IP address… Which is 104.244.78.23
          # If you see who ‘hosts’ that IP address on the internet, it is a company called FranTech Solutions. They are a hosting company.
          # What is a ‘hosting company? If you want to have a website exposed to the internet, and perhaps want some resilience built in, perhaps some security, perhaps a bundled email or discussion server, you pay a ‘hosting company’ to store your website files and administer them. You are able to update those files, as and when you wish.
          # THIS IS HOW THE INTERNET WORKS.

          Reply
      2. !!!!WARNING!!!!

        A simple dns request would direct you to s8.now.im – > 185.53.177.52 (as of today, 21/11/2021).
        Be carefull of what ip are you using.

        Commands i run in cmd:
        nslookup s8.now.im 1.1.1.1 (this is a dns request with cloudflare’s dns)
        s8.now.im 8.8.8.8 (this is a dns request with google’s dns)

        Reply
  8. Hello,

    Getting connection errors with the kms servers. Telneting to host with port 1688 won’t open a connection.

    Used batch file that tries more kms servers without success.

    No network or host firewall or AV.

    Thank you.

    Reply
  9. After success to activate, I opened the word program. It stated, “Your license isn’t genuine, and …..”

    How to fix this?

    Reply
  10. help…………..help…….help
    i tried it steps by steps and it is giving me this……….

    The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one…
    Please wait…

    ============================================================================

    Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again.

    Reply
  11. it’s not working bro, here is the script from my cmd
    Activating your Office…
    ‘cscript’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘cscript’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘cscript’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ‘cscript’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    ============================================================================

    Sorry, your version is not supported

    Reply
    1. first disable your real time virus and threat protection from windows security
      then do the activation and make sure to run it as administrator

      Reply
    1. https: // support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/uninstall-office-from-a-pc-9dd49b83-264a-477a-8fcc-2fdf5dbf61d8
      Download uninstall tool by selecting option 2 to completely uninstall. Run that tool at least 2-3 times. sometimes first run does not clear remnants.

      Reply
  12. Batch or script for Office 2019 is not working to activate Office 2021. Any coming activation batch or script for 2021 Office?

    Reply
  13. Hi, thanks for your hard works and sharing them with us poor fellas. Any Office 2021 activation tutorial upcoming soon?
    hey people, I activated Office LTSC pro plus 2021 x64 bit. There is a ‘Microsoft Office 15’ folder in Program files. (There is no any office folder in Program files(x86) i think as it is x64 bit default location is Program files). There is a sub folder ‘Clientx64’ in that folder in which there are ‘IntegretedOffice’ and ‘OfficeClickToRun’ applications with orange coloured office setup application icons. Are those office 15 folder and its content normal proprietary folders applications of Office 2021? Thanks in advance.

    Reply
  14. Thank you. Activation was successful!
    Quick question: After the activation of Microsoft Office 2019, can i activate my Microsoft Defender Antivirus?

    Reply
    1. Did you activate it by these keys?
      Official GVLKs published by Microsoft. google ‘GVLKs for KMS and Active Directory-based activation of Office, Project, and Visio’ open first google link, there is a link starting with GVLKs at the bottom of that opened page, open it you will see these keys.
      Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021 FXYTK-NJJ8C-GB6DW-3DYQT-6F7TH
      Office LTSC Standard 2021 KDX7X-BNVR8-TXXGX-4Q7Y8-78VT3
      Project Professional 2021 FTNWT-C6WBT-8HMGF-K9PRX-QV9H8
      Project Standard 2021 J2JDC-NJCYY-9RGQ4-YXWMH-T3D4T
      Visio LTSC Professional 2021 KNH8D-FGHT4-T8RK3-CTDYJ-K2HT4
      Visio LTSC Standard 2021 MJVNY-BYWPY-CWV6J-2RKRT-4M8QG
      Access LTSC 2021 WM8YG-YNGDD-4JHDC-PG3F4-FC4T4
      Excel LTSC 2021 NWG3X-87C9K-TC7YY-BC2G7-G6RVC
      Outlook LTSC 2021 C9FM6-3N72F-HFJXB-TM3V9-T86R9
      PowerPoint LTSC 2021 TY7XF-NFRBR-KJ44C-G83KF-GX27K
      Publisher LTSC 2021 2MW9D-N4BXM-9VBPG-Q7W6M-KFBGQ
      Skype for Business LTSC 2021 HWCXN-K3WBT-WJBKY-R8BD9-XK29P
      Word LTSC 2021 TN8H9-M34D3-Y64V9-TR72V-X79KV

      Reply
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