How to use command line to change/activate MAK product key for Office 2010 installation?

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Sometimes, we may not be able to launch UI/wizard to change or activate the MAK product key for Office 2010 installation successfully. For example, the UI/wizard just gets to hang or be blocked by something in the specific client machine environment.

We could consider/test to use the ospp.vbs script installed with Office 2010 to change/add the product key and activate Office 2010 on the machine. For relevant details, please refer to the following commands sample:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14>cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (Note: Where xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx is the Product Key.)

After the Product Key has been inputted, we can run the following command to activate it:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14>cscript ospp.vbs /act

For more details about the command options for the VBScript tool OSPP.VBS(Office 2010 Client Software License Management Tool), please refer to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.HTM”.