We just got 4 new PC"s with Office năm nhâm thìn, it seems that in order to activate Office năm nhâm thìn it is necessary to lớn have sầu a Microsoft account.

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Is there a way around this?

Office 2013 worked without a sign in.

Is this the shape of things khổng lồ come? Does it lochồng the installation khổng lồ a single user? what if it is a shared PC?


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Gregory for Microsoft

Office 365 and Office 2016 are pretty much doing away with the Product key in favor of a user login. Each user will have 5 activations & as long as they have sầu separate user profiles you can phối this up once and as the use the Office applications they will be required to login at least once a month to keep it activated without login prompts.

This really shines with SSO and ADFS / AD Sync....

Report baông xã if you need more.


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Brianinca

I sent out a pair of Surface 3"s last week with Office năm 2016. Yes, you have to use a Microsoft tài khoản (at least on the Home và Business license I bought) và no, it"s not locked khổng lồ that account/user.

If you are using volume licensed software, it certainly won"t be locked lớn a user.


Create a Microsoft account for the organization, this is just assigning ownership of that product key. Office hàng hóa keys are per device licenses, so it will work for shared computers. 

this article explains Office licensing if you are interested. 


I think you can only have sầu 5 licenses tied khổng lồ each Microsoft trương mục you create so you"re going to over up with multiple accounts you need to lớn keep track of. You"ll need to document what goes where for when/if you need lớn reinstall.


Not sure about this one. Perhaps ask the sales rep about the keys for starters? I was able to lớn install and active alongside 2013 yesterday but activated using our partner key.


Da_Schmoo wrote:

I think you can only have 5 licenses tied to each Microsoft tài khoản you create so you"re going to over up with multiple accounts you need lớn keep traông xã of. You"ll need to lớn document what goes where for when/if you need khổng lồ reinstall.

Actually you can have sầu đôi mươi licenses per account. We have multiple accounts created. Pain in the rear, but it is what it is.

Derek_A wrote:

Da_Schmoo wrote:

I think you can only have sầu 5 licenses tied khổng lồ each Microsoft tài khoản you create so you"re going khổng lồ over up with multiple accounts you need to lớn keep track of. You"ll need lớn document what goes where for when/if you need lớn reinstall.

Actually you can have sầu trăng tròn licenses per account. We have sầu multiple accounts created. Pain in the rear, but it is what it is.

Better than the 5 I thought it was or used to be. Thanks for the update.


Office 365 và Office 2016 are pretty much doing away with the Product key in favor of a user login. Each user will have sầu 5 activations và as long as they have separate user profiles you can phối this up once & as the use the Office applications they will be required to lớn login at least once a month khổng lồ keep it activated without login prompts.

This really shines with SSO và ADFS / AD Sync....

Report bachồng if you need more.


Da_Schmoo wrote:

I think you can only have 5 licenses tied khổng lồ each Microsoft tài khoản you create so you"re going lớn kết thúc up with multiple accounts you need to keep trachồng of. You"ll need lớn document what goes where for when/if you need lớn reinstall.

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It"s 30 activations on Office 2013 per Microsoft trương mục. I"ve sầu got multiple gmail aliases pointing lớn the same domain mailbox lớn handle that.

Office năm nhâm thìn seems to handle the product key/activation process the same way, I can only hope there is a higher threshold for number of allowed activations.


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Oct 7, năm ngoái at 19:23 UTC

Thanks for the info everyone, looks lượt thích we have sầu some discussions to be had here.


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Brendan Pitstop NZ Oct 7, năm ngoái at 23:22 UTC

hmmm, good to lớn get away from product keys, but I can see a bit of a nightmare with having your Microsoft account.

perhaps this is Microsoft"s way of saying that in another 5 - 10 years everything will be office 365?

watch this space I guess


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camib11đôi mươi Oct 14, 2015 at 19:48 UTC

This is how Adobe handles it, sigh... how annoying for Microsoft to lớn bởi this.


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TotesmyBoats Dec 9, năm ngoái at 15:39 UTC

So let me get this straight... With a retail key you have sầu to lớn have a "Live sầu Account", with 10 licenses per account? Is it the same with an OEM key?


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nglav504 Dec 29, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
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We are currently downloading the offline installer for office năm nhâm thìn which seems khổng lồ give sầu a prompt to enter a hàng hóa key based on the screen shots. I"ll sover it update if all goes well. 

This is the liên kết we were looking at in our IT department. 

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/How-do-I-use-the-Office-2016-offline-installer-f0a85fe7-118...%uFEFF


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Canterbury Computers Jan 1, 2016 at 05:39 UTC

How did you get on ?


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John Vezina Jan 30, năm 2016 at 04:13 UTC

I"m done with Office. I have sầu informed my clients that I will no longer be supplying Microsoft Office. I have sầu recommended that they move sầu lớn mở cửa Office with Mozilla Thunderbird as an email client. I know this likely won"t be possible for larger organizations, but my biggest client has less than 100 computers. I"ve sầu given them the choice lớn go to lớn a subscription Mã Sản Phẩm if they absolutely cannot vì without office, which is what Microsoft wants. So Microsoft has indeed succeeded in cutting out this middleman!


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Feb 1, năm nhâm thìn at 19:41 UTC

I had an hour long Điện thoại tư vấn with the Licensing service help desk.

The upshot of which is,

The key you get on your Product card is a temporary activation key (my take away)

Once you have activated that using an email address, your actual Product Key is listed on your Microsoft tài khoản "my account" page.

You get to lớn it via the I want khổng lồ install Office> I have a disk> what is my Product Key links which is appropriate to the Date that you first activated that particular Product Key.

You need to keep a record of what PC you install which Product Key on, using Which gmail address.

Because, the Product Key is locked lớn the email address và (apparently) the hardware configuration.

There is a lot more to lớn it than that, but you"d probably be better off spending your time searching for an alternative sầu hàng hóa.


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enoughisenough Feb 3, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
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It is because of ignorant decisions like these, và Microsoft"s laông xã of understanding about it"s customer"s that I have moved many clients away from not only their Office package, but their operating system as well. One client has replace all 30 windows desktops và office with Mac"s and Libre" Office, which is miễn phí. They have sầu had "0" problems since the switch. I"m not a Mac người, but more và more, I see Microsoft in it"s death throws, and it"s because they treat their customer"s like a herd of sheep. Microsoft is dead. After 20 years of making a living off of their products, I"ve come to the conclusion that it"s time lớn get out of the stone age, and start making my living by supporting Apple products instead.


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Greg9382 Feb 5, năm nhâm thìn at 19:54 UTC

What a croông chồng of shit! As a domain admin who handles over 30 SMBs I will now have to give sầu each user a logon và password for a Microsoft acount??? I have sầu over 450 endpoints for users & I hate to lớn say it i am recomending to my customers to lớn use either Libre Office or xuất hiện Office lớn save over $200 per seat. No wonder my brother-in-law retired from the Msft BOD as governance chair!


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DanielChateau Feb 11, năm nhâm thìn at 19:16 UTC

Gregory for Microsoft wrote:

Office 365 & Office 2016 are pretty much doing away with the Product key in favor of a user login. Each user will have sầu 5 activations and as long as they have separate user profiles you can set this up once & as the use the Office applications they will be required to lớn login at least once a month khổng lồ keep it activated without login prompts.

This really shines with SSO và ADFS / AD Sync....

Report baông xã if you need more.

Microsoft is going to lớn push a LOT of Small Business clients away with this insanity. No one should have to sign into an account lớn purchase Office software unless the intent of Microsoft is to invade the user"s privacy. Like many others here I will be advising users away from Microsoft products lượt thích Microsoft Office to less cumbersome products in the open-source arch-art-bg.com, lượt thích LibreOffice, which has matured significantly since it forked from OpenOffice.org.


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CLINDELL Aquảng cáo trăng tròn, năm 2016 at 19:32 UTC

Gregory for Microsoft wrote:

Office 365 and Office 2016 are pretty much doing away with the Product key in favor of a user login. Each user will have sầu 5 activations and as long as they have separate user profiles you can mix this up once và as the use the Office applications they will be required lớn login at least once a month to lớn keep it activated without login prompts.

This really shines with SSO và ADFS / AD Sync....

Report back if you need more.

We don"t want Microsoft accounts, we want to activate and use the software we legally paid for without the constant reminders khổng lồ login khổng lồ Microsoft. Some of our laptops are used literally "in the field" where there is no internet connection!

Don"t you see a problem with this?


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Greg9382 Aquảng cáo đôi mươi, năm nhâm thìn at 19:35 UTC

AMEN!!!


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chrismorelock May đôi mươi, 2016 at 14:41 UTC
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Anyone find a solution to this?


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PPaquet76 May 24, năm 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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Just stumbled upon yet another issues with this crap. I installed Office 2016 H&B on a PC over of January năm nhâm thìn. The PC was stored since then. Now, probably since it wasnt used for so long, Office wants lớn activate again. It asks for the Office account và password, but then it shows me a list of all the licences that are linked to lớn that trương mục, but they dont show me the licence key, they are all named the same with (1), (2) and so on.... 

How the hell am I suppose khổng lồ chose the right one Microsoft? And I know that I can deactivate a perfectly good licence if I chose the wrong one. 

That shit should not be called Home and Business...or at least, a business with less than 10 PCs or something. 


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