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Microsoft Products for Stanford IT Professionals

Note about installing Microsoft site-licensed software for Stanford:

Stanford’s site license agreement includes upgrade licenses. According to Microsoft, each of these conditions must be met in order for a base computer to be eligible for an upgrade license:

  • Software under the qualifying* OS license must already be installed on the device that will be assigned the Volume Licensing upgrade.
  • You must remove the existing qualifying OS from the device in order to deploy the Volume Licensing upgrade license, unless the PC is covered by Software Assurance. (Stanford’s EES agreement provides us with Software Assurance.)
  •  Customers who wish to install or run more than one licensed OS at one time (including the qualifying OS), may either:
    • Acquire Software Assurance for their Volume Licensing upgrade license.
    • Purchase full Windows 7 licenses, separately.

* Please make sure you have a qualifying OS on any Stanford-owned server or client endpoint you order. Updated information about qualifying OS can be found on  Microsoft's Volume Licensing page. (Scroll to the table at the bottom of the page and refer to the Academic and Charity column.) Specifically note that Linux OS of any type is not a qualifying OS and you may not install the Stanford site-licensed software over Linux.

Overview

Microsoft Desktop and Server Operating Systems, Back Office Products, Office, and Client Access Licenses (CALs) are available to Stanford as a result of the 2013-2018 Microsoft Campus Agreement. University IT has made downloads available for the most popular titles to IT professionals at Stanford. Access to software is managed through Workgroup Manager and delegated to department supervisors. Please check with your IT supervisor first to see if they have access and can give you access. If you are in charge of IT for your area, please submit a HelpSU request to ask that a new workgroup be created for you.

License Activation

A Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) host on campus is used to activate Windows Operating Systems and Office products. This is the preferred activation method. See the Microsoft License Activation page for instructions for activating operating systems, activating Office and getting Multiple Activation Keys (MAK).

Microsoft Software Available to Faculty and Staff

Operating Systems

Software Type

Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016 (6/2/2017)

64 Bit Version

32 Bit Version

Windows 10 Education (10/27/17)

64 Bit Version

32 Bit Version

Windows 8.1 Enterprise (6/30/2014)

64 Bit Version

32 Bit Version

Windows 8.1 Professional (6/30/2014)

*Only to upgrade from Windows 8 Basic otherwise use Windows 8.1 Enterprise

64 bit Version

32 bit Version

Windows 7 Enterprise with Service Pack 1

64 bit Version

32 bit Version

Windows Server 2016 DataCenter (1/6/2017) 64 bit Version
Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter (6/30/2014)

64 bit Version

Windows Server 2012 DataCenter 64 bit Version
Windows Server DataCenter 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 64 bit Version
Windows Server Enterprise 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 64 bit Version
Windows Servers DataCenter 2008 with Service Pack 2

64 bit Version

32 bit Version

Server Applications

Software Type
SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition (6/9/2016) 64 bit Version
SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition (6/9/2016) 64 bit Version
SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition - Per Core (6/30/2014) 64 bit Version
SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition - Per Core (6/30/2014) 64 bit Version
SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 - Per Core

64 bit Version

32 bit Version

SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1 - Per Core 64 bit Version
SQL Server 2008 DataCenter R2 32 and 64 bit Combo Version
Exchange Server 2013 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (6/30/2014)

64 bit Exchange Server

Setup Key

Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server 32 and 64 bit Combo Version
Project Server 2013 with Service Pack 1 (6/30/2014)

64 bit Project Server

Setup Key

SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (6/30/2014)

64 bit SharePoint Server

Setup Key

Office

Software Type

Office Activation Tool

Stanford created tool to help activate office in the event office does not auto activate on its own.

download

Office for Mac 2016 (6/23/2016)

Office for Mac

Office Professional Plus 2016 for Windows (10/12/2015)

Essential Stanford Software (ESS) — 32 bit version

64 bit Version

Office Professional Plus 2013 with Service Pack 1 (6/30/2014)

Microsoft recommends the 32-bit version of Office for most people because it's more compatible with most other applications, especially third-party add-ins. You may want to install the 64-bit version of Office if you work with very large Excel spreadsheets (larger than 2 GB).

Essential Stanford Software (ESS)

64 bit Version

32 bit Version

Project Professional 2016 (6/2/2016)

64 bit Version

32 bit Version

Project Professional 2013 with Service Pack 1 (6/30/2014)

Essential Stanford Software (ESS)

64 bit Version and 32 bit Combo Version

Visio Professional 2016 (10/20/15)

Essential Stanford Software (ESS)

64 bit Version

32 bit Version

Visio Professional 2013 with Service Pack 1 (6/30/2014)

Essential Stanford Software (ESS)

64 bit Version and 32 bit Combo Version

Office for Mac Standard 2011 with Service Pack 4 (6/30/2014)

Essential Stanford Software (ESS)

Office for Mac

Office Professional Plus 2010 with Service Pack 1

64 bit Version

32 bit Version

Microsoft Lync Client 2013 with Service Pack 1 (6/30/2014) 32 and 64 bit Combo Version

Productivity

Software Type

Remote Desktop Services License

Install Remote Desktop Licensing Services on your server and use the License ID

License ID
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance 2014 (6/30/2014) MDOP

Anti Virus

Software Type
System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection for Windows Multi language

32 and 64 bit Combo Version

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Windows Multi language with Service Pack 1 for MAC OS X

32 and 64 bit Combo Version

User Guide

Last modified October 27, 2017