Activating Microsoft Office From Off Campus

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From time to time Micrsoft Office may lose its license when your computer has not been operated on or connected to the campus network. Follow the instructions below to activate Microsoft Office when you are off-campus.

  1. Make sure you close all instances of Microsoft Office.
  2. Connect to the WPU Network via VPN.
  3. Once you have connected to the WPU Network, open Microsoft Word.
  4. Leave the program open for about fifteen minutes and then close the program.
  5. To verify that Microsoft Office has been activated, open Microsoft Word again, click File, click Office Account, and look to the right to see if the program reads "Product Activated".

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  1. For an alternate way to activate the Microsoft Office Suite :
    • Open the Command Prompt as an Administrator
      • If the laptop has Office 2010 installed, copy and paste the following script & press ENTER
        cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ospp.vbs" /act
      • If the laptop has Office 2013 installed, copy and paste the following script & press ENTER
        cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" /act
      • If the laptop has Office 2016 installed, copy and paste the following script & press ENTER
        cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.VBS" /act