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You may need to use this method to activate your Microsoft Office products if you work offsite or have other activation issues. 

Step-by-step guide

  1. Make sure you are connected to the HuskyOnNet VPN
  2. Open PowerShell on your computer as an administrator
  3. To change the default directory to the one which contains the MS Office support, in the Command Prompt window, type (and end with a “return) each of these steps in the order shown (do not type any other commands in that window):
    1. To move to the “root” directory of the volume which contains Office: (First Command)
      1.  cd C:\
    2. To move to the directory containing programs: (Second Command)
      1. cd “Program Files”
    3. To move to the directory containing Office 2016 support: (Third Command)
      1. cd "'.\Microsoft Office\Office16'
    4. To define the KMS location manually: (Fourth Command)
      1. cscript ospp.vbs /
    5. To perform the Activation (Fifth Command)
      1. cscript ospp.vbs /act
#First Command 
cd /

#Second Command
cd "Program Files"

#Third Command
cd '.\Microsoft Office\Office16'

#Fourth Command
cscript ospp.vbs /

#Fifth Command
cscript ospp.vbs /act