Ok, so I thought that I would drop a quick line about a topic that I just recently worked on. Had a customer provide a key that they had for Office 2010 pro, but was not sure if it was a volume license or an individual license. The situation was a sticky one because they were unsure where the key came from or if they even had a volume licensing account from Microsoft. I was able to take the key and find out the key type and how many activations it had remaining. Here is how.
1) Download and install the Volume Activation Management Tool from Microsoft by pasting this link into your browser: http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/E/D/1EDE7B88-6E64-4E2B-A85B-E87AF4C0E85F/vamtMMC.msi
2) Once it installs, open it from you start menu
3) In the left pane of the window, select “Product Keys”.
4) Input the product key in question and a remark (any remark is fine) and then click “Verify” next to the product key and then “Add Product Key” next to the remark.
5) That will run and then in the field below, it will provide all the information on the key that you need including the edition, remaining activation count, description, etc.
Simple as that. This tool has officially saved the day (and a lot of headaches and phone calls trying to track down this information). Hope you readers find this as helpful as I did! Until next time…