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Office 2010 Standard AND Access 2010 on the same machine with Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V

January 25, 2011 - App-V, KMS/MAK, Office 2010

We needed to have Access 2010 delivered through App-V on the same computers where Office 2010 Standard was published to. Office 2010 needs the Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V to activate, this was already up and running on our client computers.

If we streamed Access 2010 next to Office 2010 Standard, Access launched and asked for a Product Key:

Microsoft Office - Enter your Product Key

I thought the Office Software Protection Platform must take action here, and contact our KMS Server to obtain a license, but it didn’t behave like that. The Office Software Protection Platform (osppsvc) service is responsible for the activation. This service is installed by the Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V.

Service: Office Software Protection Platform (osppsvc)

After going through Technet and some forums, I finally got it all together and found the solution:

The KMS activation is done when installing the Deployment kit for App-V. To use Access 2010 and Office 2010 Standard together, the Deployment Kit for App-V needs to be installed with the STANDARD and ACCESS parameters combined. These Licensing Flags can be used on the command line separated by a space:

OffVirt.msi ACCESS=1 STANDARD=1 /qb REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS

To verify which actions the OffVirt.msi installer exactly did, use the logfile parameter and check the logs:

OffVirt.msi ACCESS=1 STANDARD=1 /qb REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS /l*v c:\temp\OffVirt.log

If the ACCESS=1 parameter wasn’t set, you’ll get this in the logfile;

MSI (s) (E0:E0) [17:11:35:989]: Skipping action: Access_KMS_Client (condition is false)

When you did set the ACCESS=1 licensing flag;

MSI (s) (40:58) [17:29:32:699]: Doing action: Access_KMS_Client

OffVirt.msi log

Going through the logs makes everything clear. Combining the OffVirt.msi parameters makes sense!

One thought on “Office 2010 Standard AND Access 2010 on the same machine with Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V

Mohammed Imran

Great peice of Information. It’s not even mentioned in KB article which talks about sequencing Office 2010.
everywhere you would find instructions that installing App-v Deployment kit for office 2010 needs to be installed but noone talks about what you’ve mentioned here. helped me solve my issue of running office 2010 proplus, Visio Pro 2010 ad project pro 2010 on same client.

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