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How to activate Windows or Office from outside ENCS network ?

To activate, you must have an Administrator priviledged account, and you must connect your computer to the Concordia University VPN network.

Note: To connect to the Concordia University VPN Network, you MUST use your Concordia NetName and Password (not your ENCS username and password)

1.  Visit: https://www.concordia.ca/it/services/vpn.html to download the Cisco anywhere software, and install it. 

2. Connect to the VPN server (urutu.concordia.ca) using the software in step 1.

Once connected to the network, your operating system (i.e., Windows), should automatically re-activate, and your Office products will activate if you launch the application while connected to the VPN.

REMEMBER: You need to allow your computer to "re-activate" itself at least once ever 180 days. Windows should do this automatically if you re-establish the VPN connection to the Concordia University network.