- Jul 30, 2004
How often do people run into issues with blacklisted keys? Is it a few horror stories or is it a common thing? It just seems like something that doesn't happen all that much with so many Office licenses floating around out there. At the company I used to work for, they would literally buy 10,000+ licenses. They used to use huge volume license keys, but eventually they would get a huge book of individual keys they'd strike-through after one was used. Trick is, they only had 1/2 that number of employees. The other keys were kept for new machines, employee turnover, or giving some employees for their home machines. At one point they started selling them off to all employees for super cheap. That's not an uncommon for large companies. It's an extreme case, but it's not that wild. There are a metric shitload of 100% real Office licenses out there.