Use only Token Activation

This policy setting allows you to specify Token Activation as the only volume activation method for volume editions of Office. This policy setting only applies if a Token Activation Issuance License has been installed on the computer.

If you enable this policy setting, Token Activation is the only method that may be used to activate Office.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Key Management Service (KMS) or Token Activation may be used as methods to activate Office.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Enable policy:
Registry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
software\policies\microsoft\officesoftwareprotectionplatformtokenactivationonlyREG_DWORD1
software\policies\microsoft\softwareprotectionplatformvlactivationtypeREG_DWORD3
Disable Policy:
Registry HiveRegistry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftware\policies\microsoft\officesoftwareprotectionplatformtokenactivationonlyREG_DWORD0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftware\policies\microsoft\softwareprotectionplatformvlactivationtypeREG_DWORD0

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