Activate Microsoft Office from Off Campus
Activate Office 2016 on an off-campus computer for copies purchased through the Microsoft Campus Agreement.
Note: This step is not necessary for Microsoft Office software downloaded on your personal computer from Office 365.
How To Activate Automatically (Recommended)
- Connect to vpn.uark.edu using the Pulse Secure app. See Off-campus Network Access (VPN) for more information.
- Once the VPN connection is established, open Microsoft Word. Office should automatically
Note: You might need to close and re-open Word.
- To view your activation status, click File and select Account. Your status is indicated on the right.
How to Activate Manually (Advanced)
Open an administrator command prompt and enter:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\cscript ospp.vbs /act
(Activates Office 2016 when connected to the campus network via VPN.)
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus
(Displays expiration date of current license.)
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms.uark.edu
(Sets the KMS license host manually. This is optional.)
Note: If you are using 64-bit Windows, use "Program Files (x86)"