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Disable Office v.X network serial number check
Authored by: ehalusic on Jan 01, '10 02:41:39PM

This is a really easy fix for this problem:
-Click on the Apple logo in the top right corner
-Click system preferences
-Click security (top line)
-Click the firewall tab
-Click "Set access for specific services and applications"
-Click the +
-Choose the office programs you want to use and add them to the list
-Change the office applications to "Block incoming connections"

Done. You will have to repeat this on the other computers using the software as well.

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Disable Office v.X network serial number check
Authored by: Idaho Bob on Jan 15, '10 02:14:37PM

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

I'm using OSX 10.6.2, and the security settings window is a little different than you described, but close enough for me to figure it out. I've been really steaming about the inability of my wife and I to both be on MS Word and the Web on our respective lap tops at the same time, even though we are using two separate (legal) product keys. The fire wall settings seem to have cleared up the nonsense.

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