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Office 2003 Basic Edition - Reset Key and Activation for cloning



 
 
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Old January 8th, 2007, 03:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.office.setup
zm
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Default Office 2003 Basic Edition - Reset Key and Activation for cloning

Hi,

I have 4 brand new computers, all with exactly the same hardware
brand/models. I also have 4 Windows XP Pro OEM licenses and 4 Office 2003
Basic Edition OEM licenses, a pair for each computer, so they are legit.

Now I've installed Windows XP Pro and Office 2003 Basic on one machine, and
I want to clone the disk to the other 3 machine hard drives.

I've used sysprep to prepare the system for cloning, and after restart,
windows shows a mini setup screen sequence to setup the system.

The problem I have is with Office 2003 Basic Edition installation ... it
doesn't ask for any info regarding key/activation.

I mean, I've activated windows and office so I could run webupdates and
install all security/enhancements available. Windows re-asks for key, and
I'll have to reactivate it, so I can setup the 4 different keys in each
computer, and they will be legit. Now with office, it doesn't ask again for
the key, so I'll endup with 4 computers with the same office key ... and
probably with the same activation ...

How can I make office to reset key and activation? Any Sysprep tool specific
for office?

Thanks
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Old January 9th, 2007, 12:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.office.setup
user
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Default Office 2003 Basic Edition - Reset Key and Activation for cloning

Have a look he http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895456


"ZM" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I have 4 brand new computers, all with exactly the same hardware
brand/models. I also have 4 Windows XP Pro OEM licenses and 4 Office 2003
Basic Edition OEM licenses, a pair for each computer, so they are legit.

Now I've installed Windows XP Pro and Office 2003 Basic on one machine,
and
I want to clone the disk to the other 3 machine hard drives.

I've used sysprep to prepare the system for cloning, and after restart,
windows shows a mini setup screen sequence to setup the system.

The problem I have is with Office 2003 Basic Edition installation ... it
doesn't ask for any info regarding key/activation.

I mean, I've activated windows and office so I could run webupdates and
install all security/enhancements available. Windows re-asks for key, and
I'll have to reactivate it, so I can setup the 4 different keys in each
computer, and they will be legit. Now with office, it doesn't ask again
for
the key, so I'll endup with 4 computers with the same office key ... and
probably with the same activation ...

How can I make office to reset key and activation? Any Sysprep tool
specific
for office?

Thanks



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Old January 19th, 2007, 02:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.office.setup
JCO
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Default Office 2003 Basic Edition - Reset Key and Activation for cloning

I have a similar issue so I goggled the action. It did not work for me but
it might for you.
You can delete two registry entries and then open any MS Office product. It
will prompt you for the new key. Of course, I would back up the Registry
Entries in case it does not work.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\ Registration\
DigitalProductId
ProductId

Hope it works for you... let me know.


"user" a wrote in message
...
Have a look he http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895456


"ZM" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I have 4 brand new computers, all with exactly the same hardware
brand/models. I also have 4 Windows XP Pro OEM licenses and 4 Office 2003
Basic Edition OEM licenses, a pair for each computer, so they are legit.

Now I've installed Windows XP Pro and Office 2003 Basic on one machine,
and
I want to clone the disk to the other 3 machine hard drives.

I've used sysprep to prepare the system for cloning, and after restart,
windows shows a mini setup screen sequence to setup the system.

The problem I have is with Office 2003 Basic Edition installation ... it
doesn't ask for any info regarding key/activation.

I mean, I've activated windows and office so I could run webupdates and
install all security/enhancements available. Windows re-asks for key, and
I'll have to reactivate it, so I can setup the 4 different keys in each
computer, and they will be legit. Now with office, it doesn't ask again
for
the key, so I'll endup with 4 computers with the same office key ... and
probably with the same activation ...

How can I make office to reset key and activation? Any Sysprep tool
specific
for office?

Thanks





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Old January 19th, 2007, 02:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.office.setup
JCO
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Posts: 60
Default Office 2003 Basic Edition - Reset Key and Activation for cloning

Here's the reference for what I told you earlier.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895456/en-us

"user" a wrote in message
...
Have a look he http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895456


"ZM" wrote in message
...
Hi,

I have 4 brand new computers, all with exactly the same hardware
brand/models. I also have 4 Windows XP Pro OEM licenses and 4 Office 2003
Basic Edition OEM licenses, a pair for each computer, so they are legit.

Now I've installed Windows XP Pro and Office 2003 Basic on one machine,
and
I want to clone the disk to the other 3 machine hard drives.

I've used sysprep to prepare the system for cloning, and after restart,
windows shows a mini setup screen sequence to setup the system.

The problem I have is with Office 2003 Basic Edition installation ... it
doesn't ask for any info regarding key/activation.

I mean, I've activated windows and office so I could run webupdates and
install all security/enhancements available. Windows re-asks for key, and
I'll have to reactivate it, so I can setup the 4 different keys in each
computer, and they will be legit. Now with office, it doesn't ask again
for
the key, so I'll endup with 4 computers with the same office key ... and
probably with the same activation ...

How can I make office to reset key and activation? Any Sysprep tool
specific
for office?

Thanks





 




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