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Disable Office v.X network serial number check
Authored by: boydwick on Jan 03, '07 04:05:06PM
To make the file in terminal, type the following one line at a time (<return> means hit the return key) at the command line:

cd /etc <return>
sudo vi rc.local <return>

At this point you will be asked for your administrative password. Type it in and hit the <return> key.

Once the file is open, hit the <i> key on your keyboard and paste or type in the following (provided in voldenuit's post above):


# block serial check for M$ Office:

/sbin/ipfw add 0 deny udp from any to any 2222

When you have finished pasting or typing them in, hit the <esc> key on your keyboard followed by the <shift> <:>, <w>, and <q> keys, then hit <return>.

Make sure to set the file ownership and permissions as voldenuit suggests by typing in the following one at a time followed by a <return>:

sudo chown root:wheel /etc/rc.local <return>

sudo chmod 755 /etc/rc.local <return>

That should do it.

You probably don't want to enable the root user in terminal for any of this, but just in case:

For help learning commands for the basic shell editor "vi":

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Disable Office v.X network serial number check
Authored by: apfhex on Jun 09, '08 02:08:08PM

I know this is an old hint but I am in a situation where I'm still using Office v.X and voldenuit's + boydwick's posts where fantastic in resolving this issue.

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