Office Software Protection Platform - for Excel in HPC RRS feed

  • Question

  • With Excel 2013 installed on servers, is there any way to disable the Office Software Protection Platform from running each time Excel is invoked?

    We start and stop Excel hundreds of times, often with multiple copies running, and having the licensing checks run each time is a problem.

    We also are finding that Excel sometimes calls the "Microsoft Setup Bootstrapper" which blocks the process.

    How can these two extra processes be turned off?

    Also asked here (different audience...): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dcb09359-3374-4428-bada-aeaf5b0c05f3/office-software-protection-platform-for-excel-on-hpc-server?forum=officesetupdeploy
    • Edited by Glen Little Friday, August 7, 2015 5:17 PM add cross post link
    Friday, August 7, 2015 4:41 PM


  • It turns out that if I run the process as a local administrator, the problem goes away. The setup program does not run each time.
    • Marked as answer by Glen Little Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:27 PM
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:27 PM