Desktop and Mobile Systems Support

How do I re-activate Office for an off-campus machine?

Microsoft Office 2016 must be activated using a license key obtained from https://software.rutgers.edu

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Order License Key

  1. Log on to: https://software.rutgers.edu
  2. Under "License Types" to the left, click on "Microsoft EES Software"
  3. Select the appropriate version of Microsoft Office
  4. Click the "Items" tab at the bottom
  5. Click Add to Cart
  6. For "Delivery Method" select "Download"
  7. Click Checkout
  8. Verify your email and click Next
  9. Click Submit Order
  10. Select My Software from the main menu at the top
  11. Select Microsoft Office 2016
  12. Click License
  13. Find the 25-character key from the "License Info" field

Activate Office

  1. Open any Microsoft Office application (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, or Word)
  2. Click "File"
  3. Click "Account"
  4. Click "Change Product Key"
  5. Enter the 25-character key from the "License Info" field found under "My Software" on software.rutgers.edu (see above)
  6. After entering the key, click "Install"
  7. Click Activate
  8. Click "Yes" to allow "Windows Activation" to make changes to your device.

If you are still receiving messages that Office is no longer activated, please submit a workorder.