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Finding the product key.

Discussion in 'Software' started by nugget, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. nugget
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    My problem is this. I recently started a new job and have taken over resposibility for about 30 Win2K workstations. I need to document all of them as to what is installed, OS, Office etc.

    Using keyfinder from jellybean software I can find out the OS keys but not the Office 2K keys as these are encrypted (so I've found out).

    Anyone know of a way to find the product key legally (registry entry/tool etc) so I can match it up with the software licenses I have?
     
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  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Good question Nugget, can it be as simple as opening the “Word” or “Excel” application, clicking “Help,” and clicking “About [application name]” (e.g. “About Microsoft Word” or “About Microsoft Excel”).

    This had me for a minute because I never thought that the key would be so easily accessible to others. :scratch
     
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    That gives you a product ID, but I think this is different from the license key on the CD packaging.
     
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  4. nugget
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    Thats right LB. I need to find the license keys to differentiate between standard and pro, and also single install and vlk's.

    Over the last 3 years the company has bought and installed many versions and was not so well documented. :speechle:
     
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