How to Activate Microsoft Office 2016 without product key

Microsoft Office 2016 is a popular productivity suite that includes various applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. However, if you want to use Microsoft Office 2016, you need a product key to activate it. In some cases, you may not have a product key or have lost it. Don’t worry, there are several ways to activate Microsoft Office 2016 without a product key. In this article, we will guide you through the process of activating Microsoft Office 2016 without a product key.

Using a Batch File to Activate Microsoft Office 2016

One of the most popular methods to activate Microsoft Office 2016 without a product key is by using a batch file. A batch file is a script that contains a series of commands that are executed one after another. You can create a batch file that will activate Microsoft Office 2016 for you. Here’s how to create a batch file:

Step 1: Create a New Document

Create a new text document on your desktop by right-clicking and selecting New → Text Document.

Step 2: Enter the Activation Code

Enter the following code into the newly created Text Document file

@echo off
title Activate Microsoft Office 2016 (ALL versions) for FREE – =====================================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without additional software&echo =====================================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo – Microsoft Office Standard 2016&echo – Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016&echo.&echo.&(if exist “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” cd /d “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16”)&(if exist “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs” cd /d “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16″)&(for /f %%x in (‘dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\proplusvl_kms*.xrm-ms’) do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:”..\root\Licenses16\%%x” >nul)&(for /f %%x in (‘dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\proplusvl_mak*.xrm-ms’) do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:”..\root\Licenses16\%%x” >nul)&echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Activating your Office…&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /setprt:1688 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:WFG99 >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:DRTFM >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:BTDRB >nul&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /unpkey:CPQVG >nul&set i=1&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99 >nul||goto notsupported
if %i% GTR 10 goto busy
if %i% EQU 1 set
if %i% EQU 2 set
if %i% EQU 3 set
if %i% GTR 3 goto ato
cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /sethst:%KMS% >nul
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo.&cscript //nologo ospp.vbs /act | find /i “successful” && (echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #My official blog: #How it works: #Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: #Your support is helping me keep my servers running 24/7!&echo.&echo ============================================================================&choice /n /c YN /m “Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?” & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one… & echo Please wait… & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto skms)
explorer “”&goto halt
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, your version is not supported.&echo.&goto halt
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry, the server is busy and can’t respond to your request. Please try again.&echo.
pause >nul


Step 3: Save the File

Select File → Save as to save the Text document file with any name you like, but make sure you give it the “.cmd” extension, for example, “activator.cmd“.

Step 4: Run the Batch File

Right-click on the activator.cmd file you just saved, and then select Run as Administrator

Step 5: Wait for activation process successful

The MS Office 2021 activation process will take a few minutes to complete.

Once you see the message “Product activated successfully” as illustrated below, it means that the activation has been successful.

Activate Microsoft Office 2016 by cmd

Step 1: Locate Your Office Installation Folder

The first step is to find the location of your Office installation folder. Depending on your Windows operating system architecture and where you installed Office, the path will be either “%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16” or “%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16”. If you’re unsure, you can try running both commands, and one of them will fail, producing an error message.

cd /d %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16
cd /d %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16

Step 2: Convert to Volume Version (If Required)

If you obtained your Office from Microsoft, you’ll need to convert it to a volume version. However, if you installed Office from a Volume ISO file, this step is optional and can be skipped.

for /f %x in ('dir /b ..\root\Licenses16\proplusvl_kms*.xrm-ms') do cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\%x"

Step 3: Install Office Client Key and Activate Your Office

Ensure your PC is connected to the internet and then run the following command:

cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:XQNVK-8JYDB-WJ9W3-YJ8YR-WFG99
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:BTDRB >nul
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:KHGM9 >nul
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:CPQVG >nul
cscript ospp.vbs /
cscript ospp.vbs /setprt:1688
cscript ospp.vbs /act

If you encounter the error code 0xC004F074, it means your internet connection is unstable, or the server is busy. Ensure your device is online, and keep running the “act” command until you’re successful.

Use a MS Office 2016 Activator

Finally, you can activate Office 2016 using third-party software. These tools emulate a KMS host server and activate Office 2016 without a product key.

Some of the most used software include:

  • KMSPico
  • KMSAuto
  • Microsoft Toolkit


Activating Microsoft Office 2016 without a product key can save you money and provide you with access to all its powerful features. In this article, we explored three methods to activate Microsoft Office 2016 without a product key. We hope you find these methods helpful and that you’re able to successfully activate Microsoft Office 2016.