Microsoft Word/Excel Port Block

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  1. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

    ZoomZoomZoom

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    I know there is a solution to this problem; however, the last time I fixed it was a couple months ago, and I no longer know where I found the fix, and I don't remember how I did it.

    Anyways, when I log into Microsoft Word or Excel 2004 sometimes, it says that my product key is being used by someone else in the network. However, my copy is completely legit (bought from the campus computer store last year, in fact).

    I don't really want to go through a ton of trouble, calling up the campus IT services or asking for a new CD. If I remember right, there's a simple way to fix things, just by blocking the couple ports that MS Office uses to search the network for duplicate product keys.

    Anyone know which ports I'm supposed to block? And, how do I block a port?
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I, too, would be most interested in knowing this! ;)
     
  3. ZoomZoomZoom thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ZoomZoomZoom

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    Found the fix :) Put the following into terminal:

    sudo ipfw add deny udp from any to any 2222
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Thanks. I hope I never want to undo it though. :D
     

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