Welcome to MSFN

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.


keirkei

Remove Product Key from Office 2003 exe

3 posts in this topic

Hi. :hello: I was wondering: Is there a way to remove the product key (serial #) from an [extracted] Office 2003 exe file? (e.g. Can I do that with Slipstreamer 1.7.4? Is what I'm asking even possible? If so, how do I do it? )

It's just a thought I had. Thanks! :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure i understand what you're asking

- Typically in office 2003 you add a product key when you create an 'administrative' install (setup.exe /a), the following windows asks for user/company name & a product key.

So i don't understand what you mean by extracted office 2003 exe.

if you mean remove the product key from an admin install, then i can't see the point.

If you want to create an updated office install without the need for entering a product key then you can do a 'Direct Integration' which Siginet Office Integrator can do, and perhaps mara's integrator.

So its better that you clarify the question on what you are trying to do

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If what you want to have is an unattended installation, BUT that WILL (eventually) ask for a product key, you should add a registry command (in any form you like, e.g. batch file/command line and/or .reg file, etc.) that will erase the following values from the registry:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\1x.0\Registration\{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}\ProductID

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\1x.0\Registration\{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}\DigitalProductID

This way Office will ask for a product key the first time you run any of it's products.

Only problem is - I think {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx} is a unique string on each machine (someone please correct me if I'm wrong), so you must find a way figure it out if you wanna do the deletion part automatically...

Hope I helped, in a way...

Keynan.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.