Office 365 for Shared computer activation

We have a server that many people remote into do some work. We can now install office 365 that can be used on this shared device and it is called Shared Computer Activation.

Serveral users can log into the machine and run office at the same time.

Shared computer activation gets enabled during the install. Once enabled, Office installs without being activated. When a user signs in to a computer with Office installed via shared computer activation, Office will check to see if the user has been provisioned for Office 365 ProPlus and temporarily activates Office 365 ProPlus. If a second user signs in to the same computer, the activation does not persist from the first user and process is repeated.

It’s also important to note that deploying Office 365 ProPlus using shared computer activation does not count against a user’s five total installations of Office 365 ProPlus or Office for Mac.

To install with shared computer activation you need to include 2 lines in your xml file:

The complete xml for our install which does NOT install InfoPath, OneNote and Publisher looks like:


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