Fixing the Office 2011 Product Key bug – Part 2


Constantly nagged by Office 2011 to reenter your product key every time you open Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook? Tried various fixes such as repairing permissions or moving the Office 2011 app to the trash and back to the Applications folder and finding that none of those resolve the problem on a permanent basis? Below is another workaround tactic to consider.

The latest idea was brought to my attention when Excel 2011 greeted me with the following error message:

Rebuild Office 2011 database screen

To rebuild the Office database, navigate to Applications > Microsoft Office 2011 > Office and open Microsoft Database Utility.

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3 responses to “Fixing the Office 2011 Product Key bug – Part 2

  1. admin

    Rebuilding the Office database DID NOT permanently fix the product key problem.

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  3. admin

    Rebuilding the Office database temporarily fixes the product key bug, which invariably resurfaces after one or more reboots.

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