Azure AD (Connect) Passthrough Auth and Office ProPlus Shared Computer Licensing

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i usually recommend customers to utilize ADFS SSO when they want to install Office Pro Plus with Shared Computer Activation in Terminalserver (Citrix) cause Office will activate in background without prompting users to activate.


What will be the behaviour when Azure AD Connect: Passthrough Authentication is used? Anybody tested this?



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I am testing this, and I have a problem with the Office activation prompt appearing for first time use. If I manually activate with e-mail the SCL feature works fine. But want to get rid of the first time activation prompt.

Please have a read of my discussion here:

No one seems to figure this out.. too bad

I totally got this working. I can't find my documented info but here's a brieg outline that I remember correctly:


I may have went one step further and enabled seamless sign on (


Here is my particular config file (Has some exclusions):



<Add OfficeClientEdition="32" Channel="Current">
<Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
<Language ID="en-us" />
<ExcludeApp ID="Groove" />
<ExcludeApp ID="OneDrive" />
<ExcludeApp ID="Outlook" />
<Display AcceptEULA="TRUE" />
<Property Name="SharedComputerLicensing" Value="1" />
<Property Name="PinIconsToTaskbar" Value="FALSE" />
<Property Name="AUTOACTIVATE" Value="1" />



Hello Keegan, is this still working for you?


We get a dialog again to enter the username.

Hi, Keegan.  Will you please clarify -- did you totally get it working without ADFS?  And does it prompt users 1 time for activation, or does it activate in the background with no user interaction (ever)?  Thanks!

Hi Michael,


It would prompt one time for usernames BUT for some users it would not activate at all so I decided to move to office pro 2016 with kms activation. Sorry if this wasn't more help!

Hi Keegan,


Regarding Seamless Single Signon, there are some issues in combination with shared computer activation.


Starting Office clients, especially in shared computer scenarios, causes extra sign-in prompts for users. Users must enter their usernames frequently, but not their passwords.


Best regards,

Ruud Gijsbers