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Windows 7: how to tell volume license

01 Jul 2010   #1
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 
how to tell volume license

I need some help finding out whether or not a version of Office 2007 has a volume license or non-volume license.

Any ideas or places in the system I can look at to see either the key and what the volume keys look like or anything else?


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01 Jul 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

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01 Jul 2010   #3
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Oh thanks THW, but the software is already installed. It is on a server and it is Office 2007 SP1, but I dont know how to tell if it has a volume license or if the software itself was dl'ed from a site with volume license
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01 Jul 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not sure if this is correct but take a look and see if this helps.
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I did a search for this part of your question.

how to tell if it has a volume license or if the software itself was dl'ed from a site with volume license.
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01 Jul 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Thorsen,

Look at this key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

Then, in the right pane, there would be the dword values "product name" and "product name brand", both will read "Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007".

But I dont know what you mean by "downloaded from a site with volume license". Are you talking about piracy?
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01 Jul 2010   #6
theog

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01 Jul 2010   #7
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Thanks Bill for the reg key I will look

Also for the DL from a valid site, I meant vs. installing from a box version or .zip file.
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01 Jul 2010   #8
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Thanks Bill. I checked, They are not labeled Enterprise!

I asked the user directly, but have not gotten a response yet and wasn't sure if the user had installed from work or elsewhere.

Thank you! You are awesome.
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01 Jul 2010   #9
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
I need some help finding out whether or not a version of Office 2007 has a volume license or non-volume license.

Any ideas or places in the system I can look at to see either the key and what the volume keys look like or anything else?
Hi Thorsten,

Do you remember when you purchased what you bought? Here's some info that might help.

A volume license is an "upgrade License" for 5 PC's or more. When you purchase volume licensing, you will be asked if you want to purchase Software Assurance (SA). You also have to participate in a volume licensing program. There are many types of Volume License such as Open, License, Open Value, Select License, Select Plus, Enterprise Agreement, Enterprise Subscription. With the exception of select plus, they all expire after 2 to 3 years (but are renewable)

There are two solutions I know of to help you check:
1. Look at your original packaging next to the product Key for the three letters that give it all away. If you downloaded this will be in your receipt.
As far as I can remember there's Fully Packaged Product (FPP), Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Media-less License Kit (MLK) and also the unlabeled Volume License Kit (VLK) the last won't be on any packaging.

2. Open Regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall . Scroll for the keys until the display name reads Microsoft Office (and your version). you will find a key that is something like this
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{90120000-0011-0000-0000-00000000F0AE}
I've changed mine a little but you can see that it starts with 90120000. Here's the breakdown that will tell you if you have a volume license:
  • The first digit refers to the release version (9=RTM, 4=Release Candidate 1, etc)
  • The second digit refers to the release type (0=Volume License, 1=OEM or Retail, 2=Trial Version)
  • etc etc

That should answer your questions, if it creates more, feel free to hit me back and I'll do my best to fill in the gaps.

-Timo
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01 Jul 2010   #10
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Thorsen,

Look at this key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration\{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

Then, in the right pane, there would be the dword values "product name" and "product name brand", both will read "Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007".

But I dont know what you mean by "downloaded from a site with volume license". Are you talking about piracy?
Hi Bill2,

You posted as I was still writing my reply . That one looks to be a volume license because the second digit is a zero.

EDIT: I should also mention that it you can volume license Professional or student releases as well, it need not be enterprise..... i guess you know this though
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