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What is the best practice for MS 365 licensing on shared computers

Scott Blumin
Scott Blumin used Ask the Experts™
We are moving a client to a new Office 365 account using Office 365 Business Premium.  On a few computers, more than one user may login using their roaming profile. How do I properly license each copy of MS Office on these shared computers? I am assuming the user will log in to the MS office account, but how will the actual software be licensed. On a side note, all of these users will have their own Business Premium license as they will need access on their own computer in addition to the shared office computers.

The goal is to have the licensing work smoothly and to avoid having users call me with activation problems....which has been an issue in their current environment using Office 365 Pro Plus licensing.
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Kesavan JeganarayananIT Consultant

Normally, users can install and activate Office 365 ProPlus only on a limited number of devices, such as 5 PCs. Using Office 365 ProPlus with shared computer activation enabled doesn't count against that limit.

Please refer : How to enable shared computer activation for Office 365 ProPlus

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You are able to have multiple users on the same machine.  You only download the software once, but each user will have their own log in.  On Windows, add users using your their MS log in. In other words, go to to settings > Add / edit users and then under other users, add somebody to this pc.  When you do this, use the MS log in. This will be easier to manage profiles not only for the PC but for MS office.