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License Activation for Office 2013 and 2016


There are two types of Microsoft Office installations available to members of the Dartmouth community: those that are downloaded from the website; those that are installed via media.

The versions of Office that are installed from will remain fully functional as long as you have an active student, faculty or staff Dartmouth account.

The versions of Office that are installed via media (i.e., CD, USB, etc.) will be automatically activated when connected to the Dartmouth network. The software automatically checks every six months for a connection to the Dartmouth network. Dartmouth users who are off campus, would need to connect to the Dartmouth network via a VPN connection to reactivate their Office license.

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Last updated: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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