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Demo VM and Office activation

Demo VM and Office activation

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I’ve had a few questions on the Office activation on the demo VM and I’ve posted a few notes on the topic.

The last note I posted might have confused a few folks thinking they can only get past the activation by putting in a product key. The answer is that you may not have to manually put in a key.

The first thing to try is to connect to the internet and try to activate over the internet. See this note on connecting the VM to the internet.

http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash/archive/2009/07/21/setting-up-external-networking-on-the-demo-vms.aspx

If you can’t get that to work because of the network you a connected to the see this note :

http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash/archive/2009/08/24/activation-of-office-on-the-demo-vms.aspx

99% of the time most people can get past just connecting to the internet and activating.

Cheers

Lachlan

Original post at http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash

 

10/12/09  Running under Hyper-V ? As an addendum to this post I have a note from Tom who said that running under Hyper-V he’s found it consistent that connecting to the internet and activating doesn’t work for the VM so you will have to try the method suggested in this note

http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash/archive/2009/08/24/activation-of-office-on-the-demo-vms.aspx