Board-appointed faculty and staff can download a copy of Microsoft Office from the support site for their university-owned machine.If the computer is joined to the Active Directory domain, product activation takes place automatically. If not, manual activation is required. Computers must also be connected to the University network periodically to allow it to ‘check in’ with the KMS (Key Management Server). If the computer is not on campus regularly, the VPN Client will allow remote users to meet this requirement and keep Office 2010 functioning.
The Office Software Protection Platform script (ospp.vbs script) is downloaded automatically with the installation of Office 2010 from the support site and can be used to authorize the program. Follow the steps below to run the script.
1. Go to the Start Menu
2. Type ‘cmd’ in the search box
3. Windows should find a program called ‘cmd’.
4. Right-click on the program icon.
5. Select “Run as Administrator”.
6. Use the cd command (change directory) to navigate to the Office 2010 location and find the Office 14 folder.
a. Type “cd \” to get to the root directory (C:\) – Please note, if Microsoft Office is not located in your C:\ directory, you will need to type in the correct directory
b. Once at “C:\” , you will need to navigate to the Office14 (Replace with Office 15 if you have installed Microsoft Office 2013) folder.
- If you are running 32-bit Office 2010 on a 32-bit operating system, type cd "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14" into the command prompt.
- If you are running 32-bit Office 2010 on a 64-bit operating system, type in cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14".
7. Once in the Office 14 folder, type in the command: “cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms.uidaho.edu”
** There is a space between ospp.vbs and /sethst:kms.uidaho.edu **
8. Then type in the command: “cscript ospp.vbs /act”
** There is a space between ospp.vbs and /act **