This article describes how Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet subscription customers can install and activate Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 on a terminal server.
When you download Office Professional Plus 2013 from MSDN or TechNet on a terminal server, and then you try to install Office Professional Plus 2013 on a terminal server, you receive the following error message:
Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): This copy of Microsoft Office 2013 cannot be used on a computer running Terminal Services. To use Office 2013 on a computer running Terminal Services, you must use a Volume License edition of Office.
You should not receive an error message in this scenario. To work around this issue, follow these steps:
Click OK after you receive the error message.
When you are prompted to enter a product key, enter an Office Professional Plus 2013 key that is provided through MSDN or TechNet.
After the product key is validated, follow the instructions to install Office Professional Plus 2013.
Verify the activation status. To do this, follow these steps:
Open an Office Professional Plus 2013 application.
Click the FILE tab, and then click Account.
Verify the activation status.
Office 2013 Professional Plus keys that MSDN and TechNet provide support Terminal Server.
For more information about how to install and activate Office Professional Plus 2013 on a terminal server, go to the following TechNet blog entry: