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Office 2016 key scanning

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:39:34 PM(UTC)
tmittelstaedt

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Hi All,

I have the latest version of Lansweeper running, it has no problems finding OEM/retail MS Office Home & Business 2016 installations. However, it does not appear to be able to gather the product keys.

Now, BEFORE you start sending me to the newbie links, I HAVE read:

https://www.lansweeper.c...ftware-license-keys.html
https://www.lansweeper.c...ftware-license-keys.html

and finally:

https://www.lansweeper.c...ial-number-scanning.html

I am perfectly well aware that with Office 2016 installations Microsoft does NOT store the product key in the Registry.

BUT - Microsoft DOES store PART of the key on the machine! Specifically the last 5 digits - there is a discussion about how to run cscript to retrieve them here:

https://community.spicew...-2013-product-key?page=1

It would be VERY COOL for this to be added as a new feature in Lansweeper. While you might not think it to be much value the issue is that NOW, Microsoft requires all OEM/Retail Office 2016 installations to be registered into a Microsoft account - thus you can retrieve your keys that way - but there's no way to know which key is in use on which machine.

Thanks!

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