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Expression Web install throws incorrect key message on Studio key (Gurbhajan) - 7/24/2007 1:39 PM PST RRS feed

  • Question

  • By: Gurbhajan

    I am trying to install a copy of Expression Studio in my Windows Server 2003
    Virtual Server virtual machine.

    I followed the Windows XP installation notes in the web page that auto plays
    from the DVD, to install .NET 3.0 and then to pick an edition of Expression
    to install. I chose Expression Web but when I pasted the Expression Studio
    key I have from my MSDN subscription it displays a message reporting that I
    have an incorrect key. My MSDN subscription doesn't offer a separate key for
    Expression Web only a volume license key, which I assume is not the right
    key.

    So what have I done wrong?

    If it helps I already have a copy of Team Suite installed on the virtual
    machine.

    Many thanks,

    Gurbhajan

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:21 PM
    Moderator

Answers

  • By: Cheryl D Wise


    My copy of Expression Studio has a separate key for Expression Web, Visual
    Studio Standard and Expression Media for the Mac in addition to the
    Expression Studio key.

    --
    Cheryl D Wise
    MS MVP FrontPage
    http://by-expression.com
    Author: Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond


    "Gurbhajan" <Gurbhajan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:396A1C4E-0CF0-4579-974F-B977713CDCD6@microsoft.com...
    >I am trying to install a copy of Expression Studio in my Windows Server
    >2003
    > Virtual Server virtual machine.
    >
    > I followed the Windows XP installation notes in the web page that auto
    > plays
    > from the DVD, to install .NET 3.0 and then to pick an edition of
    > Expression
    > to install. I chose Expression Web but when I pasted the Expression
    > Studio
    > key I have from my MSDN subscription it displays a message reporting that
    > I
    > have an incorrect key. My MSDN subscription doesn't offer a separate key
    > for
    > Expression Web only a volume license key, which I assume is not the right
    > key.
    >
    > So what have I done wrong?
    >
    > If it helps I already have a copy of Team Suite installed on the virtual
    > machine.
    >
    > Many thanks,
    >
    > Gurbhajan
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:41 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • By: Steve Easton


    EW requires a different key than Studio.

    --

    Steve Easton



    "Gurbhajan" <Gurbhajan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:396A1C4E-0CF0-4579-974F-B977713CDCD6@microsoft.com...
    >I am trying to install a copy of Expression Studio in my Windows Server 2003
    > Virtual Server virtual machine.
    >
    > I followed the Windows XP installation notes in the web page that auto plays
    > from the DVD, to install .NET 3.0 and then to pick an edition of Expression
    > to install. I chose Expression Web but when I pasted the Expression Studio
    > key I have from my MSDN subscription it displays a message reporting that I
    > have an incorrect key. My MSDN subscription doesn't offer a separate key for
    > Expression Web only a volume license key, which I assume is not the right
    > key.
    >
    > So what have I done wrong?
    >
    > If it helps I already have a copy of Team Suite installed on the virtual
    > machine.
    >
    > Many thanks,
    >
    > Gurbhajan
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:40 PM
    Moderator
  • By: Cheryl D Wise


    My copy of Expression Studio has a separate key for Expression Web, Visual
    Studio Standard and Expression Media for the Mac in addition to the
    Expression Studio key.

    --
    Cheryl D Wise
    MS MVP FrontPage
    http://by-expression.com
    Author: Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond


    "Gurbhajan" <Gurbhajan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:396A1C4E-0CF0-4579-974F-B977713CDCD6@microsoft.com...
    >I am trying to install a copy of Expression Studio in my Windows Server
    >2003
    > Virtual Server virtual machine.
    >
    > I followed the Windows XP installation notes in the web page that auto
    > plays
    > from the DVD, to install .NET 3.0 and then to pick an edition of
    > Expression
    > to install. I chose Expression Web but when I pasted the Expression
    > Studio
    > key I have from my MSDN subscription it displays a message reporting that
    > I
    > have an incorrect key. My MSDN subscription doesn't offer a separate key
    > for
    > Expression Web only a volume license key, which I assume is not the right
    > key.
    >
    > So what have I done wrong?
    >
    > If it helps I already have a copy of Team Suite installed on the virtual
    > machine.
    >
    > Many thanks,
    >
    > Gurbhajan
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:41 PM
    Moderator
  • By: warden


    The key on Disc 4223 (July 2007) is only for the studio and doesn't work. 
    MSDN only generates keys for Expression Blend and the Studio (which is the 
    same key on the media). How are Premium Subscribers supposed to get a key for 
    Expression Web? 
    
    --
    warden
    
    
    "Cheryl D Wise" wrote:
    
    > My copy of Expression Studio has a separate key for Expression Web, Visual 
    > Studio Standard and Expression Media for the Mac in addition to the 
    > Expression Studio key.
    > 
    > -- 
    > Cheryl D Wise
    > MS MVP FrontPage
    > http://by-expression.com
    > Author: Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond
    > 
    > 
    > "Gurbhajan" <Gurbhajan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
    > news:396A1C4E-0CF0-4579-974F-B977713CDCD6@microsoft.com...
    > >I am trying to install a copy of Expression Studio in my Windows Server 
    > >2003
    > > Virtual Server virtual machine.
    > >
    > > I followed the Windows XP installation notes in the web page that auto 
    > > plays
    > > from the DVD, to install .NET 3.0 and then to pick an edition of 
    > > Expression
    > > to install.  I chose Expression Web but when I pasted the Expression 
    > > Studio
    > > key I have from my MSDN subscription it displays a message reporting that 
    > > I
    > > have an incorrect key.  My MSDN subscription doesn't offer a separate key 
    > > for
    > > Expression Web only a volume license key, which I assume is not the right
    > > key.
    > >
    > > So what have I done wrong?
    > >
    > > If it helps I already have a copy of Team Suite installed on the virtual
    > > machine.
    > >
    > > Many thanks,
    > >
    > > Gurbhajan 
    > 
    > 
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:41 PM
    Moderator
  • By: Cheryl D Wise


    On my MSDN it is listed party in the lay list. theater under VLK keys but I
    have a different sku than most. Have you asked MSDN help or the concierge?

    --

    Cheryl D Wise
    MS MVP FrontPage
    http://by-expression.com
    Author: Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond


    "warden" <warden@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:105AE41F-615C-4E75-9162-EAB2FF73D70F@microsoft.com...
    >
    > The key on Disc 4223 (July 2007) is only for the studio and doesn't work.
    > MSDN only generates keys for Expression Blend and the Studio (which is the
    > same key on the media). How are Premium Subscribers supposed to get a key
    > for
    > Expression Web?
    >
    > --
    > warden
    >
    >
    > "Cheryl D Wise" wrote:
    >
    >> My copy of Expression Studio has a separate key for Expression Web,
    >> Visual
    >> Studio Standard and Expression Media for the Mac in addition to the
    >> Expression Studio key.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheryl D Wise
    >> MS MVP FrontPage
    >>
    http://by-expression.com
    >> Author: Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond
    >>
    >>
    >> "Gurbhajan" <Gurbhajan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:396A1C4E-0CF0-4579-974F-B977713CDCD6@microsoft.com...
    >> >I am trying to install a copy of Expression Studio in my Windows Server
    >> >2003
    >> > Virtual Server virtual machine.
    >> >
    >> > I followed the Windows XP installation notes in the web page that auto
    >> > plays
    >> > from the DVD, to install .NET 3.0 and then to pick an edition of
    >> > Expression
    >> > to install. I chose Expression Web but when I pasted the Expression
    >> > Studio
    >> > key I have from my MSDN subscription it displays a message reporting
    >> > that
    >> > I
    >> > have an incorrect key. My MSDN subscription doesn't offer a separate
    >> > key
    >> > for
    >> > Expression Web only a volume license key, which I assume is not the
    >> > right
    >> > key.
    >> >
    >> > So what have I done wrong?
    >> >
    >> > If it helps I already have a copy of Team Suite installed on the
    >> > virtual
    >> > machine.
    >> >
    >> > Many thanks,
    >> >
    >> > Gurbhajan
    >>
    >>
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:41 PM
    Moderator