Anleitung für Ms Campus EES Produkte

Last modified by Aysegül Omus on 2023/08/31 12:21

Download und activation of software in MS Campus EES

This describes how software is downloaded from Studisoft and activated via the KMS server after installation.

Note: If you are not an employee at the TUM, you are not authorised to obtain these software products.

1. Logging in to Studisoft

At the following link you can find Studisoft's web page:

Choose Technische Universität München from the list and click on Login (Anmelden). 


The Mytum Login window will appear, in which you should enter your Mytum-account and respective password and click on Login (Anmelden).

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2. Download Download of software through Studisoft

2.1. Activation of MS Campus EES and software download

First click on MS Campus EES and then on kostenfrei bestellen (Order for free


In the newly opened window click bestellen (Order).


Upon accepting the licencing conditions and the privacy policy on the new page, move forward with Weiter.

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Next, you'll see a table with available software packages. To view the software products accessible for TUM employees, click on Download. 

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2.2. Steps for further downloads

After obtaining MS Campus EES (order for 0 euro), you can see the software packages under Auftragsverfolgung (Order tracking) in the menu. 

Afterwards, you should first choose the software package MS Campus EES. 


And then click again on Download to display the available software products. 

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3. Activation of the software via KMS (Key Management Service)


 Content Requirements

  1. You are an employee at the Technical University of Munich and have downloaded Microsoft products from the Studisoft portal.
  2. You use TUM PC or service device.
  3. You have a basic license (important for Windows products).

 Technical Requirements

  1. The time and the corresponding time zone should be set correctly.
  2. The computer used to activate the software should have access to MWN (Munich Scientific Network).
  3. Windows Enterprise or Windows Education is being activated.

Automatic activation (relevant for administrators)

You need a special SRV record in the DNS zone of your institution, so that the computers in your DNS domain zone are able to detect the ITO KMS server (shown on the example of BIND):

_vlmcs._tcp.YourDNSDomain. SRV 0 100 1688

This particular record is called up by the clients during activation, which occurs fully automatically in case the entry exists.

Manual activation

Newly installed computers try to activate themselves every two hours in the initial 30-day period.
A successful activation is valid for 180 days, thus the computer must connect to the KMS server at least once in this time interval. Once Microsoft's product has been activated, the computer will attempt to automatically renew the activation every week and if that doesn't work, it'll try to establish a new connection to the KMS server every two hours.

If no contact to the KMS server could be made within those 180 days, the activation expires. You then have 30 days left, in which you're prompted to carry out the reactivation time and again.

If you're in MWN (Munich Scientific Network), via VPN or on-site, the extension occurs automatically. The following procedure must be performed just the first time.

3.1. Windows activation

3.1.1. Open the terminal

Click on Start and then search for Command prompt (in Windows 7, else just type in cmd for other operating systems).
Click with the right mouse button on the Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator. 


3.1.2. Enter the following commands in the Command Prompt

Registration of the KMS activation host in the system:

cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -skms

Activation attempt on the previously registered KMS host:

 cscript \windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -ato

The upper left corner of the Command Prompt should read Administrator, if the correct option was picked, and the activation should terminate with Product activated successfully.


important error code:

 0xC004F035 -This error code means the activation isn't possible because of a BIOS flag problem.
 In this case a MAK key activation is required. You can write an e-mail to addressing this issue.

3.2. Office Professional Plus activation

Note: Office Professional Plus may only be installed on one official device or "qualified desktop PC". Employees need the Microsoft 365 account only if they want to use Office on a private (not TUM inventory) or on a secondary device (even if TUM inventory).  Further information for both products can be found here.

3.2.1 Office Professional Plus activation on Mac OSX

Microsoft Office 2016 is generally automatically activated on Mac OSX. Therefore no KMS activation is needed.
For a trouble-free installation and activation, all old office versions should be completely removed before the installation of Microsoft Office.
Here is a step-by-step guide by Microsoft: -> Uninstall Office on Mac OSX

To activate a volume licensed version of Office 2019 for Mac, you have to use the Volume License (VL) Serializer. You can download the VL Serializer also on the EES download portal. The serializer is a 4.52 MB .ISO file.


The serializer can be opened with a double click. Then you can see the file MicrosoftOffice2019VLSerializer.pkg in the folder. If you click on the file twice, you can install the serializer and activate Office 2019.


Office 2019  for Mac OS x is no longer activated automatically. In order to activate Office 2019, the serializer should be downloaded and installed in addition to the installer on Studisoft.

3.2.2 Office Professional Plus Activation on Windows


1 - In case there are old Office products on your computer, they must be removed before the installation of Office. Afterwards the computer has to be restarted.
Here are two descriptions of how to do it by Microsoft:

    Uninstall Office on a PC

2 - After Microsoft Office's installation restart the computer.

 Note: Microsoft Office is usually activated automatically, so check if that's the case before manually activating the software. The following images show how to verify this:



aktivierungofficekms.png  Open Command Prompt

Here the command prompt should also be run as administrator as in the previous case. 

commandpromptadmin.png Commands, that need to be entered in the Command Prompt

Depending on your Microsoft Office Version following commands should be entered:

Microsoft Office 2010

Can no longer be activated via TUM's KMS server

Microsoft Office 2013

Registration of the KMS-Activation-Host in the system

cscript "<Directory name>\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" /

Activation of previously registered KMS-Host

cscript "<Directory name>\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" /act

Microsoft Office 2016

Registration of the KMS-Activation-Host in the system

cscript "<Directory name>\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /

Activation of previously registered KMS-Host

cscript "<Directory name>\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /act

It is important to give the full path name (e.g. \"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Officexx\ospp.vbs\") including the drive name (e.g. \"C:
") instead of just writing directory name

On 64 Bit Office Version Microsoft Office is in the "Program Files"; folder and on the 32 Bit Office Version it is in "Programm Files (x86)" folder.


Microsoft Office 2019

To install and activate Microsoft Office, you only need to download and run the ISO file for Microsoft Office 2019 from the Studisoft portal.

4. FAQ

4.1. I am in MWN, but do I still need VPN?

In order to avoid any further complications, it is necessary to make a VPN connection with LRZ. Further information about how to make a VPN connection can be found on .

Note: Eduroam is also in the MWN network, but the firewall settings can block the connection to the server.

4.2. The KMS server is apparently not reachable. What can be the reason behind that?

The KMS server operated by the ITO is reachable only from certain IP networks (in order to prevent abuse/misuse). The available networks at that point are:

- (Informatics)
- (MWN-local)
- (MWN-local)
- (MWN-local)

The access from this network is also only allowed on TCP port 1688 as well as using ICMP (Ping, …). All other access attempts are going to be blocked. In order to test the connection to the KMS server you can use a tool called telnet.

telnet 1688
Connected to Escape character is '^]'.

Here you can find further information on how to activate telnet on Windows 10.
In case the connection to the sever can’t be made it is most likely that firewalls block the access to the server. For further diagnosis you can connect in the VPN with LRZ and execute the test from above one more time. If the access though VPN is not working, the firewall blocks the connection between your local network and the informatics’ network. In this case please contact you network administrator to solve this problem.

4.3. FAQ for framework contract Microsoft EES