Or, can I just install the vol license key and keep the retail licenses as on as proof of purchase? Or perhaps a login script might be required to invoke this command at login time for every user, using a tool like. As with all such communities members are expected to behave in a certain manner. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact. Based on past experiences although, things may have changed. However, with a functioning, standard install, the licensing data is unique per machine.
August 26, 2015 Office 2016 for Mac comes in an installer package that has been causing several issues for Mac sysadmins deploying it in their organizations. Regards Can you send me a screen shot of the error and did you try to convert it first? I'm not a customer, but understand the process. Other editions are not compatible. Office 2016 updates are actually full application installers, one for each application update. Any other o365 customers received a good answer from Microsoft on this? When it comes to Office licenses for us, we're likely to use the licenses until they reach EoL, which means that Office 365 isn't cost effective for us. Volume licensed copies of software are often installed within organizations using automated deployment tools like or.
I dislike the idea of messing with and repackaging, and redeploying data that normally I should not need to know or care about, for which the application should be responsible, and which if something goes wrong the consequences are serious: Office ceases to function, or instead prompts users to sign in with O365 credentials to activate Office. If there is any questions. The Guidelines will explain our expectations of our members. Right now no, but if i'm correct it does remove the licenses from these products in short requiring a repair installation before use , that's becuase i still didn't find any simple way to uninstall specific product licenses could be i didn't search enough now that i see that there is a demand for this batch file i might reverse engineer the Retail2Volume+ script to figure this out. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations. So, escalate the issue through whatever supported channels are available to you. Only way to work out the business case is to evaluate how much extra time you will have to spend working on individually licenced products rather than a central deployment scenario.
Please read the Guidelines thoroughly and ensure that you keep up with it, as it will be updated regularly. With 70 machines its entirely possible the deployment scenario would only cost 10 hours to setup, whereas you could easily attribute 1 hr per machine for individual deployment. It is a bit more of a pain to manage, but nothing a simple Excel spreadsheet can't handle. Welcome to the new Microsoft licensing! Most of my users only need Home and Business, and it saves us a ton on the cost of a computer. In this way, you will know the detailed information about license. If so, click it and select Yes.
Again, thank you very much! Simply don't hesitate write to our staff. Thank you for your time. Poster says it has been tested but not by whom and I am suspicious of everything, particularly a script. Redundant questions that have been previously answered will be removed. More issues Oh, but this is not even the only issue with the Office 2016 installer. We are always happy to assist you. Also looking at 365's benefits we can't see that we would make use of those.
So it turns out you can only mark two posts as helpful, good to know. Under Product Information, Word should report that it is activated. Others online who have posted about these issues have incorporated these into repackaging and custom scripts. We now have Office 365 licensing and so cannot use the Volume License version of the software. Either that or making up for giving away Win10. We need to use the subscription per user model where each user has an o365 login and can see how many computers they have activated on the o365 portal.
Submissions must be related to the discussion of digital piracy. It's most likely their way of cracking down on corporate piracy. My company is now an o365 customer, but we are still in the process of shifting to that model. At this point, we're struggling to find the business case for spending the additional funds on purchasing the volume licenses. This would make the admin much easier. I tested it on windows 7 x86. This being so users don't have to log in to activate.
Microsoft Office 2016 License Conversion. Provide hard data about why it impedes your ability to install the software in a supported manner, and the scope of the impact, including the number of machines. Will keep you guys posted on the progress Edit: in any event i should and would add support for these products. Hi all With the approaching EoL for Office 2007 next year, we've started looking at pricing and options for the future of our Office licensing. But this is a side detail.
Would you want to support an installation like this? If you wrote the installer packages and scripts for a product like Microsoft Office, how would you feel if you found out that your product was non-deployable in its factory state, and that potentially thousands of sysadmins were breaking apart your packages and putting them back together in ways you never expected, making guesses about how your updates will be structured in the future, and bypassing your licensing creation mechanism altogether? Has anyone on this forum tested this? Or, can I just install the vol license key and keep the retail licenses as on as proof of purchase? But so far I haven't received a clear answer from Microsoft as to whether we are truly licensed for this or if we need to use the o365 version where every install counts against the five allotted to each user. Most sysadmins that deploy software might like this option anyway, while others might prefer that there is still a means to perform updates ad-hoc, or expect users to all the applications to update on their own. Either message the mod team if relevant, or make a post on the sub as normal. . Finally, it removes this application bundle it just installed and exits 0, so that the installation will not be aborted if this process fails even though the rm command, given the -f flag, should not exit anything other than 0. I was not quite clear, though.
If you are a Microsoft Enterprise customer and have a Technical Account Manager, this seems to be the recommended route. We found that retail really was the way to go with Office. Do not message moderators for help with your issues. We've always had volume licensing in the past as well but I don't think they really want us to do that anymore. Also I'll test it and get back with you in the mean time.