Microsoft Office on multiple church PCs RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are about to purchase new computers and want to be legal yet not spend any more of the church's money than necessary.  We have a very small wired/wireless network which will have no more than 6 PCs connected at a time.  Do we have to purchase Office for each PC or is there a site license available for non-profits?  We understand that up to three PCs can be loaded with the same key.  Does that allow for multiple users to use the same license?  Is the church considered one user no matter who is using the PC or does "user" mean "human interface?"  Please advise the least expensive solution.



    Monday, August 13, 2007 5:56 PM





        Thank you for posting your question and inquiring about purchasing volume licensing agreements for your church. Your issue appears to be outside the scope of the Genuine Advantage forum. In an attempt to assist I would like to provide you with some information. You have some good questions such as the one where three PCs can be loaded with the same key. Please read each software licensing agreement which comes with each Microsoft product you purchase. Each system must have their own Windows operating system unless you purchase the Volume Licensing Key. Example there are different versions of Microsoft Office suites and each has their own Software Licensing Agreements. Below is some valuable information. Please contact this section of Microsoft and address your questions. They are r


    Please review the following link:  http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/contact/default.mspx. Here you will find the

    phone number.  Select option 3 then option 1. I called the phone number and posed the question you posted in the forum.  The Microsoft representative can more than assist you with your question. Microsoft Giving Programs are also available. The following URL will provide guidance for how to apply

    http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship/giving/apply/default.mspx. This link has some great information which may also further assist your organization. Hope this helps :-). 



    Best Regards,


    Stephen Holm, MS

    WGA Forum Manager

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:48 AM