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This article discusses the licensing and use of Microsoft Office XP Web Components.
If you create a Web page that contains a Microsoft Office XP Web component, the Office XP Web component is not visible to visitors to your site unless they install Office XP Web Components. If the following conditions are true, the visitor is licensed to fully interact with the Web components:
LicensingOffice XP Web Components have the following licensing requirements:
Design-time and run-time interactiveInteractive access and use of the Office XP Web Components program lets the user input data into the user interface of the Office XP Web component and use the tools to design the Office XP Web components. The interactive licensing requirements are specified in the "Licensing" section. The following list contains examples of interactive access and use of the Office XP Web Components program:
Run-time staticGenerally, non-interactive access and use means that the user does not input data into the Office XP Web component or change data in the Office XP Web component. Non-interactive access and use is frequently sufficient. The following list contains examples of non-interactive access and use:
License checkingA valid Office license is required to run the Office XP Web Components program in fully interactive mode. The version of the Office XP Web Components program that released with Office XP (Microsoft Office XP Web Components version 10) had license checking code that checked for the installation of Office. If Office was not present on the computer, the Office XP Web Components program would run in a reduced functionality mode. Specifically, the Office XP Web Components program would run in static mode.
This license checking mechanism posed challenges for programs that tried to integrate with the Office XP Web Components program. Additionally, many customers own an Office license for all computers, but they do not install Office on every computer. This fact resulted in confusing differences in the Office XP Web Components program runtime behavior because some computers would run in fully interactive mode whereas others would run in static mode.
With the release of Microsoft Office 2003, the license checking code in Office XP Web Components program version 10 was removed to address these issues. Customers who installed Office 2003 or downloaded an updated version of the Office XP Web Components version 10 program after the release of Office 2003 will no longer have the license checking. Users who were running in static mode before the license checking code was removed will now see the interactive controls. Although the license checking code was removed and additional controls may be active, the End User License Agreement for all versions of the Office XP Web Components program remains the same.
You may install the Office XP Web Components program either directly from a Microsoft Web site, from the Microsoft Office CD, or other relevant Microsoft Office media distributed by Microsoft. You may also install from an intranet installation point in a corporation or other legal entity, provided the corporation or legal entity makes sure that they are in compliance with the licensing requirements set forth earlier. Distribution of the Office XP Web Components program, other than what is provided in this paragraph, is strictly forbidden. For more information about how to install and deploy the Office XP Web Components, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/288732/ )How to deploy the Office XP Web Components in an Office program
Article ID: 288729 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 6.2