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Share Microsoft Office

by lions / December 1, 2004 8:38 AM PST

I have 3 computers with windows XP home edition and share internet using a D-LINK router.I would like to share Office with the other 2 computers without installing the whole package on those 2 computers.Please advice.
Thank you for your help.
Sergiu.

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Re: Share Microsoft Office
by Michael Geist / December 1, 2004 8:58 AM PST
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Without an Application server running in a Server/Client relationship sharing your Office package will not work. Install the app on the other two computers and hope there is no product activation required.

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Re: Share Microsoft Office
by lions / December 1, 2004 9:15 AM PST

Is what I thought
Thanks for fast answer

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Not easy if even possible
by Steven Haninger / December 1, 2004 9:05 AM PST
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I've been able to run some programs on a networked PC but I am sure MS Office is not going to allow it. If your Office products require activation, you won't be able to reliably install the same copy on multiple systems either. This is by MS design. There are some server based applications that work but these are pricy. I can think of several barriers. First, the Program Files and Windows directory, by default, are not accessable across a network. You can get around this with some security changes. I have also had some programs that require local copies of some library files in order to run. You need to find these and put them on the other PCs anyway. I'd say you face a daunting challenge and am interest to hear what others might advise but don't think the outlook is good.

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Re: Not easy if even possible
by lions / December 1, 2004 9:16 AM PST

Thank you very much for fast answer.I thought so but wasn't sure.

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Share Open Office.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2004 9:29 AM PST
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