MapPoint 2011



  • TonsOFun

    Hi JGQ85, 


    What is the process to activate the product? 

    Meaning, after you have installed the application itself, where in the menu do you see the "activation" portion? 

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  • JGQ85

    It just prompts you as soon as you open it. Click Next to activate online and it'll say successful. 

    This is with MapPoint I downloaded from our volume licensing site. The license is built in 

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  • TonsOFun

    Hmm... i tried duplicating the issue. 

    Wasn't able to. i logged in as myself (domain admin), as a regular user, and as a power user. 

    Each time did not prompt me to activate the software. 

    We have a volume licensing download as well here. 

    The only prompts i get are the registration, and EULA prompts. 


    I did notice a file though, which i ran with a '/?' switch to see if there were any helps associated with it. 

    But nada, it just ran. Maybe that took away my activation??? 

    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft MapPoint 2011\activation.exe
    Also, i launched mappoint 2011 and just pressed F1, and looked up Activation. 
    Got some interesting results which was a little gibberish to me. 

    The first is "Activate method" - Can't make heads or tails with this one. VB scripting perhaps? 

    Activate method

    Activates the instance of MapPoint associated with the specified Application object. Not available for the MapPoint Control.

    Applies to

    Objects: Application







    Required. An expression that returns an Application object.


    Sub MakeMapPointActive()
    Dim objApp As New MapPoint.Application
    Dim objExcel As New Excel.Application
    'Set up MapPoint, then Excel
    objApp.Visible = True
    objApp.UserControl = True
    objExcel.Visible = True
    'Now give MapPoint the focus again
    End Sub

    The second heading is "Activate Product"

    Activate product

    The MapPoint 2011 Product Activation Wizard is a Microsoft anti-piracy technology designed to verify that software products are legitimately licensed. Activation works by verifying that the product key, which you must supply to activate the product, is not in use on more personal computers than are permitted by the software license.

    MapPoint will run on a 60-day trial license until you activate the product. When the trial license expires, you will no longer be able to use the product unless you activate it. The Product Activation Wizard will display how many days are remaining in the trial period. You can choose to activate or postpone activation until later. If you choose to activate later, you will be reminded to activate the next time you start the program. Activation can be done over an Internet connection or by phone. After activation is successful, you will not be prompted to activate again unless you upgrade to a different edition.

    Note You may also be prompted to activate the product if you make a significant change to your hardware.

    Unable to activate online

    If an error occurs during online activation, you can try to activate over the Internet again or you can activate over the phone.

    Product key already in use

    If you are notified that the product key you entered is already in use, you can either acquire a different key from a different copy of the product; or, if you have not yet used the allowed number of installations for the first product key, you can call Customer Support for assistance.

    Customer support

    For Product Activation phone support in the United States and Canada, call (866) 740-1256. For all other support issues, see Customer support options.


    hope these helped

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  • JGQ85

    Thanks for the help. I'll try to deploy to myself as test and take a screenshot 

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