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This copy of microsoft office cannot be used on a computer running terminal services

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Last Modified: 2021-04-12
Very small business wants to provide shared RDS access to Office and an MSAccess application on Win2016 server. We are talking about a total of 5 users hitting the server, most likely at different times - but full concurrent logins could be a possibility.

The server is setup from Remote Desktop Services, and the Licensing is activated with 5 RDS CALs.  The installed version of Office 2019 Professional is not going to work, as attempting to run the program during a RD session give the error "This copy of microsoft office cannot be used on a computer running terminal services".

In doing searches, I have seen some fixes that involve a registry change and group policy setting - but this server does even have a domain defined. Setting up AD seems overkill for such a small environment.  Also, is an Office Open License even available for a quantity of 5?
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