ThinApp 4.6.5 - Microsoft Office 2010

Hi,

We would like to test ThinApp 4.6.5 and thinkapp Office 2010.

I have been following the steps in the following article

"Capturing on Windows XP SP3 with Retail installer"

http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/2011/02/quick-start-guide-for-deploying-office-2010-using-thinapp-461.html

The thinkapp process goes well but when I open the application the app needs to be activated.

For testing I am using retail license from TechNet. I do not have access to a volumen license right now.

I would like to finish my testing without having to purchase a volume license.

Could someone please advise?

Some comments have been made already about this at:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_27287938.html#a36470625
llaravaAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
All our develeopment work is completed with Volumes Licenses.

Virtualizing Office 2010 to Windows Vista, Windows 7, Win2k8 operating systems requires a volume license. Examples of volume licenses include KMS (Key Management Server) and MAK.

See also here
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1022287

Let me also read the document
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What's the issue?

It requires activation? Just Activate it?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
or do not activate it.
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llaravaAuthor Commented:
Hi hanccocka -  the issue is that we can't have users activating their "copy" of Office every time they call the thinapp.exe on a new deployed VD.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, I accept that, that's why you use a Volume License for Volume Deployments.

But you said you are testing? and if you are testing with retail, that's one of the drawbacks, you'll have to accept as part of your trial and test.

Retail is not supposed to be used on Virtual Machines.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You could sign up to a Select Agreement, that will not cost anything, you'll receive KMS and MAK keys for Office 2010, and continue your testing, and then later purchase the licenses you require.
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