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Using Windows or Office on a computer off campus

On a off campus Vanderbilt owned computer with Microsoft educational licenses, you must activate Microsoft Windows and Office software. The Vanderbilt license requires a login to the authentication server and that is here on campus. You will need to use a VPN to connect to the Vanderbilt network. Windows will activate itself after a couple of minutes, but you need to run Microsoft Office for it to activate. This will authenticate the software for about 30 days, so you need to do this once a month.

For more information about VPN go here: https://it.vanderbilt.edu/security/secure-communications/remote-access/

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