On 6/24/2011 3:23 PM, STeve Andre' wrote:
> Ah, so there are two ways to do this, it seems. I'm still trying to
> figure out
> what happened with my user. Thanks for the alternate way.
I found that the media doesn't ask for the license when you do the
install, but you have to go into one of the programs and find teh spot
where it lets you put the license code in. After that, I had no problem
activating. Although I would have thought you'd be in the right place
if you were getting a message about it not being activated, and the code
you got should have worked there.
Hmm, then again, you say the code was on the back of the media, so it
kinda sounds like it wasn't a volume license version? If it's not, I'd
assume it's got a separate license code for each install.
> --STeve Andre'
> On 06/24/11 15:16, Jon Galbreath wrote:
>> I bought the departmental media and a single license from the Computer
>> Store while I play with 2010 and had no problems authorizing the
>> software, but I used the setup.exe /admin to build a patch with all
>> the settings I wanted, including the PID. Then I just click through
>> the activation step when prompted.
>> Jon Galbreath, MCSE
>> Systems Administrator
>> International Studies and Programs
>> Helpdesk: 517-884-2148
>> Ph: 517-884-2144
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: STeve Andre' [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>> Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 3:14 PM
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>> Subject: [MSUNAG] How does Office 2010 deal with licenses?
>> OK, I'm confused. I don't understand how Office 2010 does license
>> I installed Office 2010 on a system and all seemed well, but then the
>> user started getting a screen that asked for a license code. When I
>> got to the machine I entered the 5 x 5 code that was on the back of
>> the CD, but I got an error message saying that the code was invalid.
>> So... Does Office 2010 bind however many licenses you bought to a
>> particular 5 x 5 code?
>> If you decide you need more licenses, do they get added to the
>> original 5 x 5 code?
>> The user who has this pop up is one of my first 2010 users, and really
>> can't afford to not have Office running this weekend. How long does
>> this crabbing message get displayed before Office stops working
>> --STeve Andre'