Tuesday 20 September 2011

Allow Non-Administrators to Activate Microsoft Products

Hi All,

Office 2010 requires administrative rights to activate their products. 

If you are deploying an office product from SCCM, not using KMS and users do not have administrator rights you may want to use the following VB script at the end of your task sequence.

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Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\UserOperations", 1 ,"REG_DWORD"
  • Create a package with the Vbscript

  • The program should call the Vbscript
  •  Add the package add the end of your task sequence to import the register setting. Ensure you disable 64-bit file system redirection. 

You may also want to advertise this package to workstations that already have the application.