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This article discusses the licensing and the use of Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components.
If you create a Web page that contains an Office 2003 Web Component, visitors of the Web page cannot see the Office 2003 Web Component unless they have Office 2003 Web Components installed. If the following conditions are true, the visitor is licensed to fully interact with the Office 2003 Web Component:
LicensingThe Office 2003 Web Components have the following licensing requirements:
Design-time Interactive mode and Run-time Interactive modeInteractive access and use of Office 2003 Web Components lets the user input data into the user interface of the components. Additionally, it lets the user use the tools to design the components. The interactive licensing requirements are specified in the previous section. In Design-time and Run-time Interactive mode, you can do the following:
Run-time Static modeTypically, non-interactive access and use means that the user does not enter data into the component or change data in the component. Non-interactive access and use is frequently sufficient. The following list contains examples of non-interactive access and use:
License checkingA valid Office license is required to run Office 2003 Web Components in fully-interactive mode. Both Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components version 10 (released with Microsoft Office XP and was included with Office 2003) and Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components version 11 (released with Office 2003) had a license-checking code that checked for the installation of Office.
If Office was not present on the computer, Office 2003 Web Components would run in a reduced functionality mode or a static mode. This license-checking mechanism posed challenges for programs that tried to integrate with Office 2003 Web Components. Additionally, many customers own an Office license for all computers but do not install Office on every computer. This fact caused differences in the Office 2003 Web Components run-time behavior because some computers would run in fully-interactive mode and others would run in static mode
With the release of Office 2003, the license-checking code in Office 2003 Web Components version 10 was removed to address these issues. Customers who installed Office 2003 or who downloaded an updated version of Office 2003 Web Components version 10 after the release of Office 2003 will no longer have the license-checking code in that was available in Office 2003 Web Components version 10.
With the release of Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2, the license-checking code was also removed for Office 2003 Web Components version 11. Users who installed Office 2003 SP2 or who downloaded an updated version of Office 2003 Web Components version 11 after the release of Office 2003 SP2 will no longer have the license-checking code in Office 2003 Web Components version 11.
Users who run Office 2003 Web Components in static mode before the license-checking was removed will now see the interactive controls. However, the End User License Agreement for all versions of Office 2003 Web Components remains the same even though the license-checking code was removed and additional controls may be active. To fully understand the Office 2003 Web Components licensing requirements, see the " Licensing" section.
AvailabilityThe Office 2003 Web Components are available in the following products:
Additionally, you can install the Office 2003 Web Components that are running the Owc11.msi file in the root folder of any Office 2003 installation source (CD-ROM or administrative installation).
Office 2003 Web Components are also available from the following Microsoft Download Center Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7287252c-402e-4f72-97a5-e0fd290d4b76&DisplayLang=enIf you download and install the Office 2003 Web Components from the Microsoft Download Center and if you do not have a valid Office 2003 license, you are not licensed for interactive use of the components. This means that you cannot perform any design-time work by using the controls. Additionally, when you locate a Web page that contains an Office 2003 Web Component, you can only view the data.
You can use one of the following methods to install Office 2003 Web Components:
For more information about how to install and to deploy the Office 2003 Web Components, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828950/ )How to deploy the Office 2003 Web Components in an Office 2003 program
For more information about Office 2003 Web Components and about the 2007 Microsoft Office system, see the "OWC11" topic in the "Changes in the 2007 Office system" document. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: