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Is anyone able to activate Office Pro Plus 2019 through KMS? Previously, Volume Licensing Service Center shows Key Management Service Host key of Office Pro Plus 2010, 2013 and 2016. Currently, I don't see it for Office Pro Plus 2019. The host key is added to Volume Activation Tools to activate workstations with GLVK. We tried adding the KMS key on Volume Activation Tools and of course it shows an error because it was not a host key. The error message is "Invalid product key or license mismatch. Please confirm this product key is entered correctly and is valid for this application or Windows edition."

Edited Jun 3, 2019 at 18:27 UTC
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AstonChief Mar 05, 2014

Are you running Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 on your DCs? 2012 R2 can handle Office 2013 activation natively, but 2012 will require an extra patch applying. You'll also need to have the relevant Office KMS Volume License Pack installed. Get the 2013 edition here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35584

In order for Office/Windows to activate, you need a certain number of clients to request activation from the KMS server. I believe the count needs to be >25 before activation begins. 

VAMT doesn't handle the software activation itself, it's just there for you to manage the keys you have available and produce some nice reports. 

You'll need to install each Office host key via the Volume Activation Tools role, there's a nice guide for this process here: https://blogs.technet.com/b/odsupport/archive/2012/11/07/how-to-setup-kms-activation-host-for-micros...

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fatLUNCH Sep 11, 2018

You don't activate the host, just the client.

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57342

Install the updated Volume License pack...

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Gregory for Microsoft wrote:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57342

Install the updated Volume License pack...

I came accross this article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/office/office-2013-resource-kit/dn385356(v%3doffi....

Thank you Gregory. We are able to activate KMS key. However, we are unable to add Office 2019 keys(KMS, MAK and GLVK) to VAMT 3.1 Version: 10.1.14393.0. Based on some articles we need to update VAMT but when we try to the "Next" button is greyed out.

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What KMS key are you trying to add?  You stated that the VLSC isn't showing you a KMS key for Office 2019.  ?

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Da_Schmoo wrote:

What KMS key are you trying to add?  You stated that the VLSC isn't showing you a KMS key for Office 2019.  ?

The VLSC wasn't showing KMS host key for Office 2019 like it used to for Office 2010, 2013 and 2016. I spoke with MS support and they mentioned Office 2019 Suite and Apps KMS was the same as Office 2019 kms host key. This part of the issue was resolved.

We were trying to add KMS, MAK and GLVK product keys for Office 2019 in VAMT but it was showing us the error message: "Unable to verify product key. The specified product key is invalid, or is unsupported by this version of VAMT. An update to support additional products may be available online." We tried updating VAMT by running adksetup (found the article from here https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6994e3a1-37aa-4ab3-9415-12df25826fbd/how-to-upgrad... ) and select only VAMT to install but unable to proceed as the "Next" is greyed out.

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Try the top link for Windows ADK in this article

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install 

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