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Microsoft Office 2013 Preview Volume License Pack

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Volume license editions of Office 2013 Preview client products require activation. This download enables IT administrators to set up a Key Management Service (KMS) or configure a domain for Active Directory-Based activation. Either of these volume activation methods can locally activate all Office 2013 Preview clients connected to an organization’s network.
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    Note: There are multiple files available for this download. Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
    Version:
    Date Published:

    1.0

    7/16/2012

    File name:
    File size:

    office15prereleasevolumelicensepack_en-us_X86.exe

    396 KB

    office15prereleasevolumelicensepack_en-us_x64.exe

    396 KB

      If you want to activate volume license editions of Office 2013 Preview, Visio Professional 2013 Preview, or Project Professional 2013 Preview with a KMS host or Active Directory-Based activation, you need to first install Office 2013 Preview Volume License Pack. When an Office 2013 Preview volume edition client is installed, it will automatically attempt to activate via either Active Directory by using its existing domain pairing or a DNS-discoverable KMS host on your organization network. To set up Active Directory-Based activation, you must be running Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, Windows 8 Release Preview, or newer.

      All volume editions of Office 2013 client products are pre-installed with a Generic Volume License Key (GVLK) key, which supports automatic activation for both KMS and Active Directory-Based Activation, so you will not need to install a product key.

      This download contains an executable file that will extract and install KMS host license files. These license files are required for the KMS host service to recognize Office 2013 Preview KMS host keys. On Windows Server 2012 and volume license editions of Windows 8, you can use your same KMS host key to set up Active Directory-Based activation.

      *** Please use the following product key with this download to set up your Office 2013 Preview KMS host or configure your domain for Active Directory-Based activation: FCMXC-RDWMP-RFGVD-8TGPD-VQQ2X ***
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate

        • KMS Host: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 (volume editions), Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, or Windows 8 Release Preview.
        • Active Directory-Based Activation
          • Set-up and Configuration: Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, Windows 8 Release Preview, or newer.
          • Domain controller: Active Directory Domain Services with the Windows Server 2012 schema installed.
  • Install Instructions

      1. You need to perform this step only if you’re setting up a KMS host on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 (volume editions). Download and run the update contained in the KB article below. This update enables your Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7-based KMS host to successfully activate Office 2013 Preview clients that are running on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012:

        KB 2691586

      2. Download and run the executable file on this page on a supported operating system.
      3. Enter the following product key when prompted: FCMXC-RDWMP-RFGVD-8TGPD-VQQ2X
      4. Activate the product key online.
      5. If setting up a KMS host, open port 1688 to allow the KMS host service through the firewall:
        1. Open Control Panel and click on the Windows Firewall icon.
        2. Click the “Allow a program through Windows Firewall” link.
        3. Click the Change Settings button.
        4. Check the box for Key Management Service.
      6. To learn more about configuring your KMS host with slmgr.vbs, see the TechNet documentation found on this page.
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