IcemanND

Decoding Microsoft keys

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w2k , it got windows' key , but not office's key (office 2000)

Yep, here on win2k got Windows key but not MS project 2002 one.(I haven't the full Office installed, I use OpenOffice.Org)

Belarc advisor:

http://www.belarc.com/

and

Magical Jelly bean keyfinder:

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

can both find it.

@IcemanND

Don't want to spoil the fun, but the latter works very well, it can print and save the info, though your code is much more compact, is it useful to have a YAAIATAEO (Yet Another App Identical To An Existing One)?

jaclaz

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@ Jaclaz & saprouzy - if you get me the registry path to the DigitalProductID for Office 2000 and Project 2002, I'll edit there locations in the app.

@ jaclaz - I wrote my own because of the challenge for one. And when I looked at what keyfinder was doing it reads about 1200 registry keys to get what little information it does. The only keys you need to read are the DigitalProductID keys for the microsoft applications. Also Belarc is the only one I've seen that gets all of the license keys. You have to find the beta of keyfinder to get the office keys. And Belarc gets far more information than I'm interested in.

@ ALL - If you find an application it does not work for please post the registry path to the DigitalProductID of the application, do not post the DigitialProductID itself just the path to it.

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Just found my Office 2000 cd's and did an install, and found the problem. Office 2000 does not keep it's DigitalProductId in the same location as Office 2003. They also encoded it differently, so I'll work on this one.

I also found my Office XP cd's but have not had a chance to install and test it yet either.

More to come.

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Got my hands on Visual Studio 2003 Student and Professional and tested. Added them and Office XP.

Also found issue with Project 2002 - working on update for tomorrow.

Still looking for someone to test 2000 server.

Thanks all for the assistance thus far.

If anyone has further suggestions, please let me know.

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IcemanND

very nice little app.

found windowx xp no probs

no office 2k :(

any news on when this might happen. :thumbup

will be awesum then!

:yes:

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@Railman5 - Office 2000 encodes its key differently than any of the other applications, apparently it was a harder method to decode also. I haven't given up but it may take a little while.

Its not like M$ is just giving this information away, :( so its taking a little bit of sleuthing to find all of the locations and their encoding method.

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It should be this:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Registration\{913A0410-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}

DigitalProductID

jaclaz

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@IcemanND

Following my PM, I also found this:

http://www.elcomsoft.com/help/pspr/index.h...indowscdkey.htm

The ELCOMSOFT guy, says that:

As for Office CD key, please note that PSPR supports only Office 97, Office XP and Office 2003, but not Office 2000 (it seems that the CD key for this version is not stored in the system at all).

judging from the quality of his software, I tend to believe him rather than the "it is differently encrypted in the registry" version.

.....but the other "good guy" from nirsoft seems to have made it:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Anyone with Office 2000 installed willing to try it?

jaclaz

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works on W2k3 Standard :)

if have feature to change it would be wrapped

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@Tezuka - maybe in the future I'll add changing, not on the horizon at the moment.

@ringfinger - What odd version of Offce 2003 do you have? It works fine on my machine. check the registry at hklm\software\microsoft\office\11.0\registration

the GUID should be something like {90110409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}, the first 8 digits may be different. Then there should be DigitalProductId inside this key.

@all - still working on office 2000 products. and looking for any other suggestions.

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Does not work for Office 2000 Premium.

HKLM\software\microsoft\office\9.0\Registration\DigitalProductID

Mine was empty. Wonder if that means anything?!?!?

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If anyone has further suggestions, please let me know.

Any chance you can make it find the keys for remote systems?

eg:My system boots a few different OS versions and each have different installed MS software. It would be nice to get 'all' keys from 'all' OS's and MS software from each drive at once.

Works on XP Pro SP2 for:

Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003

Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003

Microsoft Windows XP

Visual Studio .NET Professional 2003 - English

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