Tech Data and Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center
Posted on 2014-01-18
We recently purchased a license for Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus from Tech Data to run on a Microsoft Windows 2012 Terminal Server. We are fairly confident that we got the right SKU from Tech Data and the order was placed properly. here's my question:
We purchased this late Friday afternoon. We were expecting an email to come from Tech Data saying that the order has been completed and it would include a link to Microsoft's Volume Licensing Center. It's Saturday morning, and we've yet to receive an email.
We really need to get at least a trial version of this Office installed this morning. I've downloaded a trial, and got a trial key, but when I try to install it on the server I get the message: "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."
Online blogs indicate:
1. To install using the "Install Programs for RDP" wizard in Server 2012. (Done that.)
2. Continue on after receiving the error message and enter in the VLSC key (Don't have the official key yet - just the trial key.)
Does anybody know if I SHOULD receive an email from Tech Data with a link to VLSC?
Any way to get Office 2013 installed at least temporarily until Monday when It'll be easier to get answers?