Webstore, Microsoft software activation on computers not connected to the UI network
The Windows and Office versions we distribute will activate through the Campus KMS server and have to check back in with the server periodically to remain activated. If you have users that will be off the network for over 180 days at a time, then you will need apply a MAK key to the installations. You will be able to access these MAK key through the "Microsoft Campus Agreement Desktop Package (Windows and Office) for UIUC IT Professionals" offer available only to staff/faculty IT support personnel. The eligibility list for this offer was developed from membership to the TechSupport mailing list.
I provide IT support for my department and I have users who are not connected to the UI network for long periods of time. Do I have to do anything special for these installations?
Please contact us if you are not able to access this offer and require full download access.