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How to activate Project 2019 with KMS

October 9, 2020
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Microsoft Project 2019 aims to improve your project management with an interesting set of new features and accesibility improvements.

This software is undoubtedly a great support when it comes to monitoring projects in a clear and organized way. In this version it's easier to organize long lists of tasks, as well as communicate the progress of multiple projects.

Improvements have also been made to Windows Narrator and other accessibility technologies, with the intention to expand the possibilities of use to all types of users.

Project Pro 2019 is such a powerful software, at the expenses of it's high price. The license for Project Pro 2019 currently costs more than 1K USD, and this is beyond the purchasing power of many people, mainly students.

In this tutorial we show a way to activate Project 2019 pro without compromising the security of your computer, using the Windows command line.

We also include links from Microsoft servers to download Project 2019, so there's need to take any risks

Download Project 2019 Pro in your language

From Microsoft's servers you can download the installation images of Project 2019, available in several languages. No need to download it from elsewhere.

To make their distribution easier, we've grouped the download links in a list.

Activate Project 2019 for free using KMS

Using the command prompt to activate Project 2019

Step 1. Search for CMD on the Windows start menu, and run it with administrator prileveges.

This is the default install path for Project

For 32-bit version: "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office16"

For 64-bit version: "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16"

Change your current path to the one where Project is installed. For this use the cd command

cd "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office16"

Project 2019 is installed with the retail license by default. As we're going to activate it via KMS, it's neccesary to install additional licenses.

Step 3. Install the volume licenses required for KMS with the following commands

cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProjectPro2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ppd.xrm-ms"

cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProjectPro2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ul.xrm-ms"

cscript ospp.vbs /inslic:"..\root\Licenses16\ProjectPro2019VL_KMS_Client_AE-ul-oob.xrm-ms"

Office license installed successfully

From now, the licenses required to proceed with the activation are already installed

If you skip the previous step, when you try to add a generic product key it will be rejected

Step 4. Install this generic product key for Project Pro 2019

Type this in the command prompt

cscript ospp.vbs /inpkey:B4NPR-3FKK7-T2MBV-FRQ4W-PKD2B

Step 5. We need to set the KMS Server that will validate our product key

We recommend the servers from MSGuides.com because they're among the most popular. But you can also set kms.digiboy.ir if any of the others are offline.

Setting kms8.msguides.com as the activation server

cscript ospp.vbs /sethst:kms8.msguides.com

Step 6. Everything is configured. We can finally proceed to activate Project Pro 2019 with this command

cscript ospp.vbs /act

If everything's fine, you will receive a confirmation in the console that the operation was successful.

From now, Project 2019 will stop asking for activation. You can enjoy all it's features.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this method safe and validated by Microsoft?

The Office Software Protection Platform script (ospp.vbs) usage is described in this Microsoft document and it's part of the Office suite.

What does KMS mean?

KMS stands for Key Management Service. It's a technology conceived by Microsoft to activate software deployed in bulk. Clients connect to a KMS Server for license validation.

Is this activation permanent?

As long as you have a KMS server configured that remains active, you can keep the product activated for unlimited time. Just make sure you have an internet connection, as every 180 days the license is rechecked against the server.