Office 2007 OEM and Terminal Server

On a Windows 2008 terminal server, each time I install Office 2007 OEM in it, and then run the application, I get the error “This feature is not available. For more information, contact your system administrator.

This is a very generic error. I made sure that I used the command change user /install and then once installed, change user /execute as per the KB article which I still believes applies to Terminal Server 2008.

After further research with Microsoft, we came across this article, which states you can’t use a OEM copy or retail copy of Office on a Terminal Server. Apparently, it can’t activate because of Terminal Server which is why it throws up this error.

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