Software & Hardware

Department KMS Activation

KMS activates computers on the UC network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft. KMS activations are valid for 180 days. To remain activated, KMS client computers must renew their activation by connecting to the KMS host at least once every 180 days.  

Please Note: You must be connected to the University of Cincinnati network to activate your product using the KMS Activation Service. If your computer is not connected to the University of Cincinnati network please connect via the SSLVPN. Our SSLVPN client can be downloaded here SSLVPN


Manual KMS Activation

* Microsoft Windows KMS Activation
KMS Activation for Windows Operating Systems
* Microsoft Office KMS Activation
KMS Activation for Microsoft Office Suite


Automated KMS Activation

  KMS Activation
    KMS Activation Program for Microsoft Windows & Microsoft Office

  • University of Cincinnati Information Technologies
  • 400 University Hall
  • P.O. Box 210658
  • Cincinnati, OH 45221