Renew Microsoft Office/Windows KMS license for FREE manually

Renew microsoft office windows kms license for free manually

By default, KMS license is valid for only 180 days and it will be renewed every 7 days as from the date of activation. However, in some cases, this process can be stuck. The following are some reasons for this problem.

  • Your PC is not connected to the internet or the connection is unstable when the license renewal process is called.
  • You are using a third-party firewall so the connection to KMS server is denied.
  • You are using different versions of Office on your PC. Retail and Volume version on the same PC?

Workarounds

  • Make sure your PC is always connected and your internet connection is stable.
  • If you are using another firewall, please open port 1688.
  • Please do not use Office retail and volume on the same Windows.

How to renew KMS license

Renew Microsoft Office license

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Copy and run the command below. Note: “Office16” is code name of Office 2016. If you are using Office 2013/2010, just replace it with “Office15” and “Office14”.

cscript "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act

If you see an error, try this command.

cscript "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act
Renew Office trial license
Renew Office trial license

Done!

Renew Microsoft Windows license

Step 1: Open command prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Execute this command.

cscript slmgr.vbs /ato

Your license is renewed successfully!

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!

Who am I ?
I am Guang, a freelancer and a blogger. I'm currently managing KMS system, MSGuides blog and 2 tech Youtube channels.

127 thoughts on “Renew Microsoft Office/Windows KMS license for FREE manually”

  1. i followed the steps and for some days i thought i am using Office 365. However I noticed that the product activated is Office 2016. In control panel it shows Office 365. Now after few days it looks like I am using Office 2016. Please help me out with 365. As i know some basics only.

    Thank you

    Reply
  2. Hi Guang,
    When trying to reactivate office 19 the last step of the above activation process always fails:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\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
    ERROR CODE: 0x80080005
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: Run the following: cscript ospp.vbs /ddescr:0x80080005
    —————————————
    —————————————
    —Exiting—————————–

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>cscript ospp.vbs /ddescr:0x80080005
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Input Error: Can not find script file “C:\WINDOWS\system32\ospp.vbs”.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>

    Reply
    1. I have the same problem like you, did you able to renew the license key ?
      Or this site / KMS server already down …?
      Where is the author ? hibernate ?
      Someone pls wake him up………..

      Reply
    2. The problem may be with the location of the Office16 folder, you may have the incorrect path to it and it can not find the ospp.vbs because its looking in the wrong place
      try switching to one of these directories
      cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
      cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16
      or using one or the other cmds
      C:\WINDOWS\system32>cscript “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /act
      C:\WINDOWS\system32>cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /act

      Reply
  3. Hi Guang,
    I did the steps as mentioned and got the “Product activated successfully” as well but still when I go to Office it says your not office is not genuine!
    In the accounts it shows “Product activated”

    What am I Doing wrong?
    Thanks in advance
    Cheers
    Samir

    Reply
  4. Constant Office User

    Same problem as vini. Tried all the options on website. Upon opening any of the Office Pro features, a Microsoft popup box says “Why risk it? Get genuine Office You may be a victim of software counterfeiting. Risks of using counterfeit software can include great exposure to malware attacks, corrupt files, data loss, and missing out on critical security updates. Avoid the risk and get a genuine Office license today.” I thought I had it working with the process for downloading from Microsoft via the link you had posted on website and dont think I saw it afterwards yesterday, but still there today. I did go months and even did a renewal in past months, but well, how do we fix this now????

    Reply
  5. Hello, Thanks for all you share with us
    I have a problem when a execute this commande : cscript slmgr.vbs /ato
    Error : 0x8007007B

    Reply
  6. my office is working but i’m getting a message saying that the office is not valid or the licence is fake.

    i did the command /unpkey and installed again, but the message continues.

    can you help me?

    Reply
  7. MS removed the KMS Server adress with an update….? slmg /dlv says its not defined , so /ato will not work.

    Reply
  8. Hi,
    I tried your solution but after using cscript, the command prompt (as admin) just got stuck.
    At the bottom, I copied what I got from de command prompt. As you can see I’m using Windows in Spanish.
    Windows version and Script Host are different than the one you show in your pictures:
    ======================================================
    Microsoft Windows [Versión 10.0.19042.685]
    (c) 2020 Microsoft Corporation. Todos los derechos reservados.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>cscript slmgr.vbs /ato
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host versión 5.812
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. Reservados todos los derechos.

    Reply
  9. Have tried different methods for activating the product.
    Since I have availed a one month free try I was not able to activate office like other procedures.
    And finally I’ve found this method and it worked super correctly and now the product is activated.
    Thank you so much !!!!!!!!

    Reply
  10. hi, thanks for everything. i am quite happy to get information from you using the microsoft office 365 pro.
    but suddenly the massage is notieced. ” Microsoft Office 365 subscription and license problems”.
    nonetheless, i am using the office 365 still now. but the message is still noticed.
    is it problematic or just the noced?
    thanks!

    Reply
    1. please help me!!!
      ////////////////
      SKU ID: d450596f-894d-49e0-966a-fd39ed4c4c64
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16ProPlusVL_KMS_Client edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —LICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0x4004F040 (for information purposes only as the status is licensed)
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product was activated but the owner should verify the Product Use Rights.
      REMAINING GRACE: 179 days (259192 minute(s) before expiring)
      Last 5 characters of installed product key: WFG99
      Activation Type Configuration: ALL
      DNS auto-discovery: KMS name not available
      KMS machine registry override defined: kms8.msguides.com:1688
      Activation Interval: 120 minutes
      Renewal Interval: 10080 minutes
      KMS host caching: Enabled
      —————————————
      SKU ID: db56dec3-34f2-4bc5-a7b9-ecc3cc51c12a
      LICENSE NAME: Office 15, OfficeProPlusR_Trial edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 15, TIMEBASED_EVAL channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      SKU ID: dfc5a8b0-e9fd-43f7-b4ca-d63f1e749711
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365ProPlusR_SubTrial5 edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, TIMEBASED_SUB channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      SKU ID: e3dacc06-3bc2-4e13-8e59-8e05f3232325
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365ProPlusR_Subscription2 edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, TIMEBASED_SUB channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      SKU ID: e538d623-c066-433d-a6b7-e0708b1fadf7
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365ProPlusR_SubTrial4 edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, TIMEBASED_SUB channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      SKU ID: ff02e86c-fef0-4063-b39f-74275cddd7c3
      LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16O365ProPlusR_Subscription5 edition
      LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, TIMEBASED_SUB channel
      LICENSE STATUS: —UNLICENSED—
      ERROR CODE: 0xC004F014
      ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is not available.
      —————————————
      —————————————
      —Exiting—————————–

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  11. getting the error, can you please solve this issue.

    —Processing————————–
    —————————————
    Installed product key detected – attempting to activate the following product:
    SKU ID: 52c4d79f-6e1a-45b7-b479-36b666e0a2f8
    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.
    —————————————
    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.
    —————————————
    —————————————

    Reply
    1. cscript “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /unpkey:8MBCX
      then
      cscript “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /unpkey:KHGM9
      or
      cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /unpkey:8MBCX
      then
      cscript “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” /unpkey:KHGM9

      Reply
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