You can build Microsoft Office licenses into your layers to prevent interfering with existing licenses on user endpoints.

During the layer capture process, Horizon Mirage prompts you for the Microsoft Office 2010 license key, as well as licenses for every other activated Office component on the reference machine, such as Office, Visio, and OneNote. When you deploy the layer to an endpoint, these Office keys are used when installing Office. This is done to preserve the licensing for an existing version of Office and helps prevent problems with Office and Visio licensing.


If you are upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2010 and end users have specific components, such as Visio, installed on their endpoints, make sure that those components are also installed in the new base layers so that those applications will remain on the endpoints.