Validation Failure RRS feed

  • Question

  • All of my installed Office 2003 programs all show as activated individually (Access, Word, Outlook, and Excel). But the Validation won't work and I get this message. How the hell do I activate "Office" when all of the individual programs are already activated?


    Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003:
    Validation Incomplete: Office Must Be Activated

    The validation process could not be completed because your copy of Microsoft Office has not been activated.

    Activate Office now
    • Start any Office application. The activation wizard will walk you through the steps required to activate Office.
    • For additional instructions, or if you have problems activating Office and Office applications, visit knowledge base article # 828958. To learn more about benefits of product activation, visit the How to Tell site.
    Thursday, April 3, 2008 9:00 PM


  • Hi RMills,


    Have you tried this KB:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903275/en-us


    If this does not work, please run our diagnostic tool and post the results here with this post.


    1)         Logon to the PC that is experiencing the notifications as a user with ADMIN rights.

    2)         Download the tool:   http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 click RUN.
    3)         When the tool loads, click CONTINUE.
    4)         Is the RESOLVE button available?  If so, please click RESOLVE to allow the diagnostic tool to repair the issue.
    5)         From the Windows tab, click the COPY button.
    6)         Reply back to this post and PASTE the entire results here and we can review it.


    Monday, April 21, 2008 2:12 AM