ProPlus Licensing

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Is anyone able to clear up the licensing needs for Office ProPlus on a shared computer (RDS for example)? I have looked on the ProPlus pages and it all states each user needs a license...but what licenses are needed?

 

Could we:

1. Install Office 2016 ProPlus (Standalone not O365) on the shared computer and that is it.

2. Install Office 2016 ProPlus (Standalone) and give users an Office 365 license? If so what license works? Does it need to be Office365 ProPlus or could it be Business Premium which includes Office installations?

 

Thanks

 

 

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ProPlus is office regardless which license you have as long as it includes office. You'll need to install / setup office in a shared computer setup so that your users can each login / access office on a per user basis.

Each user requires a license regardless if you go standalone or not since the agreement has a use case about using Office in RDS environments. Only way you can get by with device license with single install is if people physically use a single device.

Obviously this just covers Office. You would still need RDS licenses as well.
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Thanks, but again nowhere suggests exactly what license is needed. Does each user need an E3 or ProPlus license (One that is for shared deployment) Or will a Business Premium license be sufficient as this includes office on up to 5 PCs.
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You need E3 or “Microsoft 365 Business” license. So not the regular Office Business premium. See here.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-365-Business-Blog/Shared-Computer-Activation-for-Of...