[Mac] Backup and restore Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac.

Referring to this article, we could move Office 2011 license from one Mac to another simply by copying a couple files. I had created 2 scripts to simplify the task.




cd ~/Desktop
mkdir OfficeLicense
mkdir OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME
mkdir OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME/LaunchDaemons
mkdir OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME/PrivilegedHelperTools
mkdir OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME/Preferences
cp /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist ./OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME/LaunchDaemons
cp /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper ./OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME/PrivilegedHelperTools
cp /Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.licensing.plist ./OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME/Preferences


The script would backup the necessary files to a folder called OfficeLicense on the Desktop. The files will be placed into Desktop/OfficeLicense\$HOSTNAME. Where $HOSTNAME will be the current Mac’s hostname.



cd ~/Desktop
cp ./OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons
cp ./OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools
cp ./OfficeLicense/$HOSTNAME/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.licensing.plist /Library/Preferences


Assuming that the Mac where you want to restore the license will be using the same hostname, place the folder on the Desktop and run RestoreOfficeLicense.sh






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