Install and activate Office 2019 for FREE legally using Volume 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 or later. 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. In my opinion, 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
Important features are disabled
Important features are disabled

Activating Office 2019 using KMS license key

Method 1: Running commands one by one manually

Step 1.1: 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 as admin
Open cmd as admin

Step 1.2: 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.

Open Office folder
Open Office folder

Step 1.3: 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.

Convert Office license
Convert Office license

Step 1.4: 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:107.175.77.7
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:107.175.77.7
 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 manually using KMS license
Activate Office manually using KMS 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 2.1: 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=107.175.77.7
if %i% GTR 2 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 [email protected] 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 2.2: 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 2.3: Run this batch file with admin rights.

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

Step 2.4: 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!

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2,575 Comments

  1. =====================================================================================
    #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without additional software
    =====================================================================================

    #Supported products:
    – Microsoft Office Standard 2019
    – Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019

    ============================================================================
    Activating your Office…
    ============================================================================

    Sorry, your version is not supported.

  2. 100% work
    activation is successfully…
    i am feeling and thanks so much very helpful msguides.com

  3. Hi
    please can you help me with office 2019 product key for my region becouse it seems KWS product key work accoding regions.

    1. Hi Roy,
      The KWS product key didnot work for me as well due to my country but then I tried the first method and i had to type the code as copy paste didnot work on comand prompt I still got the same error but when i opened MS word it started working so i suggest you to try as well. The error of failed product activation was gone and also while writing commands do press enter to run them. I hope the issue solves for u as well.

  4. It’s working. Though I still got the error,
    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: 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.

    Is it ok?

  5. Hello,
    The 2nd method works fine. However, I see that the license is only valid for 180 days but can be automatically extended. How exactly does that work?

    kind regards

  6. cscript ospp.vbs /dhistorykms
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    —Processing————————–
    —————————————
    Searching for KMS activation events on machine: DESKTOP-2GATVU5
    Event ID: 12288

    Coordinated Universal Time Written: 22/01/2024 10:12:22
    ERROR/HOST: 0xC0020017, 0x00000000, s8.uk.to
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: Run the following: cscript ospp.vbs /ddescr:0xC0020017
    —————————————
    Coordinated Universal Time Written: 22/01/2024 10:09:39
    ERROR/HOST: 0xC002001B, 0x00000000, 107.175.77.7
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: Run the following: cscript ospp.vbs /ddescr:0xC002001B
    —————————————
    Coordinated Universal Time Written: 22/01/2024 10:06:42
    ERROR/HOST: 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 107.175.77.7
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: N/A
    —————————————
    Coordinated Universal Time Written: 22/01/2024 10:06:40
    ERROR/HOST: 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 107.175.77.7
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: N/A
    —————————————
    Coordinated Universal Time Written: 22/01/2024 10:03:55
    ERROR/HOST: 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 107.175.77.7
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: N/A
    —————————————
    Coordinated Universal Time Written: 22/01/2024 10:00:33
    ERROR/HOST: 0xC002001C, 0x00000000, 107.175.77.7
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: Run the following: cscript ospp.vbs /ddescr:0xC002001C
    —————————————
    Coordinated Universal Time Written: 22/01/2024 10:00:32
    ERROR/HOST: 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 107.175.77.7
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: N/A
    —————————————
    —————————————
    —Exiting—————————–

  7. LICENSE NAME: Office 19, Office19ProPlus2019R_Grace edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 19, RETAIL(Grace) channel
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: 8MBCX
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004F017
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is not installed.

  8. J’ai réussi à activer mon produit grâce aux étapes d’activation via la commande cmd. Je suis très heureux. Mille mercis !!!!!!

  9. Hi Guang, I have the same problem as Danish in the comments section. I installed MS Office 2019 using your first method. Everything looked OK. But sometime later, the product was deactivated. I tried reinstalling but I got the same situation each time.

    I also tried typing in the product key you provided, but I got an error message saying that this product key is for a volume-licensed version “which isn’t currently installed. To use this product ket, contact your administrator”.

    Appreciate if you could advise me on what to do next, thanks.

    CK

  10. both options not working….
    activated for once, while opening another app like Excel activation got vanished.
    why it is happening, Microsoft security?

  11. Hello everyone this a fully trusted pure website
    Thakyou to developer I tried the 1st method and it worked for me

  12. after completed 180 day, how can activate again or how can extend period of 180 again, because i have lot of tried to active afte 180 days cmplition please help, if possible then make video or text reply on email

  13. Getting below error:

    Last 5 characters of installed product key: J8HPT
    ERROR CODE: 0xC004C003
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked.

  14. Hey Guang
    After I activated Office 2019 by running the file named 1click.cmd, I waited a while and then saw the system saying: Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again.
    Please fix this server error.
    Thank you for reading this message
    (Wrote by a vietnamese)

  15. I can’t do anything to resolve my issue on that please help me to reach out about my issues. It will help me if possible to support me