Office 2010 Standard AND Access 2010 on the same machine with Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V

We needed to have Access 2010 delivered through App-V on the same computers where Office 2010 Standard was published to. Office 2010 needs the Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V to activate, this was already up and running on our client computers.

If we streamed Access 2010 next to Office 2010 Standard, Access launched and asks for a Product Key:

Microsoft Office - Enter your Product Key

I thought the Office Software Protection Platform must take action here, and contact our KMS Server to obtain a license, but it behaved not like that. The service Office Software Protection Platform (osppsvc) is responsible for the activation. This service is installed by the Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V.

Service: Office Software Protection Platform (osppsvc)

After going through Technet and some forums, I finally got it all together and found the solution:

The KMS activation is done when installing the Deployment kit for App-V. To use Access 2010 and Office 2010 Standard together, the Deployment Kit for App-V needs to be installed with the STANDARD and ACCESS parameters combined. These Licensing Flags can be used on the command line separated by a space:

OffVirt.msi ACCESS=1 STANDARD=1 /qb REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS

To verify which actions the OffVirt.msi installer exactly did, use the logfile parameter and check the logs:

OffVirt.msi ACCESS=1 STANDARD=1 /qb REBOOT=REALLYSUPPRESS /l*v c:\temp\OffVirt.log

If the ACCESS=1 parameter wasn’t set, you’ll get this in the logfile;

MSI (s) (E0:E0) [17:11:35:989]: Skipping action: Access_KMS_Client (condition is false)

When you did set the ACCESS=1 licensing flag;

MSI (s) (40:58) [17:29:32:699]: Doing action: Access_KMS_Client

OffVirt.msi log

Going through the logs makes everything clear. Combining the OffVirt.msi parameters makes sense!

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