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Installing and Purchasing MS Office 2013 (or later) for Terminal Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • We need MS excel (MS office 2013 or later) on our terminal server (Windows Server 2012 RC2 or Windows Server 2019 ) to process .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx files through c# code.

    Use case is that multiple users will use web based ui to upload excel files and our backend service will extract data from files and generate report which users can view on their browser. We have already evaluated Open XML and sharepoint services but they do not seem to work in our case.

    Can you please help us out in getting required licenses and providing installation information for doing so.

    Thanks.


    • Edited by mk3008 Friday, April 12, 2019 1:24 PM
    Friday, April 12, 2019 1:24 PM

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  • Hi,

    For licenses, you have 2 options:

    1 - Volume License Office 2013/2016/2019 ProPlus or Standard (you require a license for each user of the terminal server who could use the software, even if they don't intend to use it it must still be licensed if they could get access to it)

    2 - Office365 ProPlus or an Enterprise Office365 Subscription that includes access to Office ProPlus - on a side note, if you go for this option you will need to use the Office Deployment Tool to install office using Shared Computer Activation for the licensing. Each user who will use office will require a license in teh Office365 tenant to use office.For detailed information about this, please refer to the following article: Deploy Office 365 ProPlus by using Remote Desktop Services

    In addition, I also suggest you contact and seek advice from Microsoft directly. You may get more helpful suggestions for your current scenario.

    For more information, please read Microsoft Office Licensing. Hope it was helpful. Anything unclear, feel free to post back to let us know. 

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Monday, April 15, 2019 2:33 AM
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  • Thanks for help!!

    But how can we manage user side licensing if they are using our application through web browser?

    Can we just purchase a pool of license,say 10, and let only 10 user access web ui at a time?

    Or we need separate license for each unique user who is accessing our site.

    The problem here is that number of user using our service is dynamic, and they are not accessing ms office directly they are using a service built by us through web browser and our service runs on a server which uses c# code to process excel files.

    Monday, April 15, 2019 5:32 AM
  • Hi,

    For your scenario, users don't access Office directly and Office is installed in your terminal servers to process files. So, you only need to install Office for your servers.

    To help you better solve the problem, I still suggest you contact Microsoft directly for licensing advice. 

    Hope you could resolve the problem smoothly.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Monday, April 15, 2019 8:36 AM
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  • Hi,

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    Herb


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    Monday, April 22, 2019 6:35 AM
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  • Hi,

    This thread has been around for a long time. Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. Your action would be helpful to other users who encounter the same issue and read this thread. 

    Thank you for understanding! If you have any questions, or updates, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Friday, May 10, 2019 9:03 AM
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