Office in windows server 2016


I need to install office in a windows server 2016. Users will conect to the server by RDP.

I want to know the best way to license office. The main programs they will use are:


Kinds regards
Jose FloresAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You need a Volume License OR Office 365 Pro Plus OR Office 365 E3 or better.  The best way depends on you but only those editions are licensed for use in RDS.
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
If possible do not install Office on any server.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Care to explain Hello There?  You have heard of Remote Desktop Services, right?
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Jose, be sure you understand the license requirements for running Office on an RDS server as Lee mentioned. Unlike previous Office versions, given the cloud nature of Office 365, it may be more cost effective to license per user.
Jose FloresAuthor Commented:

Thx for the awnsers. I don´t how officce 365 E3 works in an RDS enviorement. In some other installations i just purchase the CALs and the RDS license for every user.

I must install Office 2016 on the server and then install the licenses on every user who has office 365 E3?. As i know this will license clients but not server itself. Is that correct?

Anyone knows the best way to install office 365 E3?

Thx a lot
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The E3 version of OFfice 365 is ProPlus so the instructions in these links should guide you:

In short, you're looking to enable Shared Computer Activation but there are several ways to do this depending on how it's installed/when it's installed.

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Jose FloresAuthor Commented:
Thx a lot for your anwsers.
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