Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use KMS for the Durham University Volume Licenced version of Microsoft Office 2010?
The Campus volume licence version for Microsoft Office 2010 differs to Microsoft Office 2007 in the fact that no licence code needs to be entered. Instead it uses a Key Management Service (KMS). This means that any of Microsoft Office 2010 volume licenced versions must register with a central ITS KMS server once every 6 months. This will only work with machines on the Durham network ensuring no illegal copies are distributed.
This is best done within 30 days of the install, and can only be done on the Durham University network.
To set the machine to register with KMS download and run kms.bat (see below) as administrator.
Once this is done the machine will automatically talk to the KMS server which it will need to do at least once every 6 months.
If the machine is off the network longer than this it will go into a reduced functionality mode. By reconnecting the machine to the Durham Network it will talk to the KMS server and licence itself again.
If you fail to register with KMS within 30 days Office will go into a reduced functionality mode at this point you can still register it by running kms.bat (see below) directly from the webpage, assuming you have administrator rights to the machine.
If you don't have administrator rights on your PC then you should contact your IT rep.