Ok so I am switching out 4 old computers for four new ones on a Micrsoft 2003 Server domain. When the new computers are connected to the domain they automaticly download Office 2003 from the server. The problem with this is that Office 2003 on the server only has Outlook 2003 on it and all of the computers in the office (total of 6) require Word, Power Point, and Excel for their daily operations. The old machines are all using Office 2000 Professional, one of the very old editions. The install disk of the old Office 2000 Pro is not compatable with the new operating systems (XP Pro SP2) so they cant be installed. I know this seems like a wird situation but the install disk they have for Office 2000 Pro are designed for Windows 98 and NT. Thus during installation they have issues reading many of the files needed for proper installation.
My question is, since Office 2003 is lisensed on the server, and is shared with all the computers on the network, can I just purchase one copy of the Office 2003 upgrade and install it on all the machines without worrying about lisensesing issues or do we need to purchase individual software packages for each machine?
This office is a small deparment of the county goverment and their budjet is very small. To purchase individual software packages for each machine will be very expensive and out of their budjet range im afraid.