Connect to Brown's Key Management Service (KMS) to activate Office/Windows

  • If you are off campus, make sure you are connected to the VPN
  • In the search bar next to the Start Button, type 'cmd' (no quotes)
  • The Command Prompt icon will appear in the Search Window
  • Right-click the icon and select "Run as Administrator"
  • Click "Yes" to "allow the app to make changes"
  • In the Command Prompt Window, type 'slmgr /skms pkmscit.ad.brown.edu:1688' and hit Enter.  You should get a small window that looks like this: 

  • Click OK on this window
  • In the Command Prompt Window, type 'slmgr /ato' and hit Enter.  You should get a new window that looks like this:

  • Click OK
  • Close the Command Prompt Window

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