Cannot obtain key for Visual Studio 2015 with Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN (MPN) subscription RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are having a Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN (MPN) subscription. Visual Studio 2015 (different editions) are listed in the overview as products available with my subscription. I can download it but cannot generate a product key.

    I am getting the following message: "Visual Studio 2015 (Bizspark, MCT, and MPN) - A product key is not offered with this edition of Visual Studio. To unlock the product, you must sign in using the Microsoft account associated with your active MSDN subscription (which I have done). By signing in, your IDE settins will sync acress devices, and you can connect to online developer services."

    What should I do to obtain a valid product key ?

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:14 AM


  • Hi Sylvie,

    The system message that you got is by design.
    When you get Visual Studio through the MPN program, you need to sign in to Visual Studio using the Microsoft account associated with your active MSDN subscription. Signing in unlocks the Visual Studio trial so you can use it normally.
    Please contact the MPN Support Team if you have any issues at 

    MSDN Subscriptions Feedback

    Friday, August 7, 2015 11:59 PM