This Microsoft Knowledge Base article describes a method for recovery from errors that you encounter when you try to activate Microsoft Office 2010 by using a blocked product key. You receive the following error codes when you try to complete the Office 2010 activation process:
0xC004C008L The activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used.
0xC004C017L The activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked for this geographic location.
0xC004C003L The activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked.
0xC004F051L The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is blocked.
This issue cannot be resolved by an end-user. You must contact the Office 2010 Microsoft Product Activation Center to resolve this issue. For more information about how to the contact the Product Activation Center, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
950929 How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center
For more help with Office 2010 volume licensing issues, visit the following Microsoft website: