Word works fine though <No installed product keys detected>

Copper Contributor

When I run "OSPP.VBS /dstatus" the result shows no keys but everything is working. I'm using Microsoft 365 (16.0.13801.20288) 64-bit on Windows 10 20H2. What does this mean? Subject line says "Word works fine" but it's all Office 365 applications: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Why do the applications work even though there's no key detected? I've looked at a few computers and see this as well.


C:\Users\**username**>cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\ospp.vbs" /dstatus
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812
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<No installed product keys detected>

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Your Apps for Enterprise suite is licensed via your M365 subscription so your activation would come from there. I'm not sure if you should expect a product key to appear but I'll test that out myself. As long as you have a license for Office via M365 then you're licensed and activated.

@SeanMcAvinue  Thanks. I know how to assign the license but we've had some odd issues here. I don't want to rehash those issues but it *seemed* to be related to licenses and I just wanted to understand this detail.