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Windows Server 2016 KMS error activating Microsoft Office 2013

After migrating the KMS server from a Windows Server 2008 for a new Windows Server 2016, I have run into some issues, and one of the issues was the activation of the Microsoft Office 2013. Let me show you guy how I have fix it.


  1. Open the cmd with Admin Rights
  2. Run slmgr.vbs /ato for activating the Windows Server 2016 KMS.
  3. Run Office KMS setup (kms_host.vbs), and insert the Office KMS key
  4. Run ”slmgr.vbs /ato 98EBFE73-2084-4C97-932C-C0CD1643BEA7” to activate the Office 2016
  5. Run ”slmgr.vbs /ato 2E28138A-847F-42BC-9752-61B03FFF33CD” to activate the Office 2013

Now you need to wait for the KMS to receive more them 5 activation requests to start working. You can always perform the activativation requests through the Volume Activation Management Tool or by runing the following command on the client machine.

  1. Open the cmd with Admin Rights
  2. cd ”C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office13” – For Office 2013 32 bits
  3. Run this command: cscript OSPP.VBS /act

Microsoft Office Installation paths

Office 2010

32 bits: ”C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14”
64 bits: ”C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14”

Office 2013

32 bits: ”C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15”
64 bits: ”C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15”

Office 2016

32 bits: ”C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16”
64 bits: ”C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16”