[Chicago-talk] Need help with a very, very unlazy situation.

Don Drake don at drakeconsult.com
Thu Oct 9 10:58:40 PDT 2008

I found my Office Product ID at

/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Office/OfficePID.plist

It's an XML file, the <key> value is 1825 followed by the product key  
in <string>.

Hope that helps.


Don Drake

On Oct 9, 2008, at 12:46 PM, Steven Lembark wrote:

> OK, now that I've got your attention:
> Company has a bunch of OS/X boxes with MS Office on them.
> There is a proprietary solution for locating the licenses
> by id on windog from nirsoft.net named "produkey" that
> will recover product keys using product id (hopefully this
> gibberish will make sense to windog hackers).
> Catch: There doesn't seem to be anything like this for
> OS/X. This leaves our sysadmin being very, very unlazy by
> manually checking every user and product on every box to
> locate unused licenses [can you spell "TCO"?].
> Anyway, does anyone have experience in locating product
> keys for MS products? Any interest in collaborating on
> something that will extract license keys for the MS files
> on an OS/X installation? My guess is that it'd be a 'wanted'
> sub for File::Find, but I don't know how hard it really is
> to extract the license key.
> thanx
> -- 
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