Hmmm very messy indeed. My comments were made from my personal experience, having worked previously for a few schools and licencing being one of my responsabilities. I actually was so confused with the whole licence scheme MS had at the time I rang them to clarify. They sent a rep out to one of the schools to meet with me and go over the situation. What I stated was how it was explained to me. HOWEVER that was a few years ago, and I should not have assumed things were still the same. Now that I think back on it, I feel even more foolish as I recall how they changed the rules on us 3 times in one year for office licences. Initially teachers were allowed to install office at home. They changed that shortly after to not being allowed to install at home at all. Then they(MS) wanted each machine licenced.(Previously we had one licence for the school) Then (absurdly) they wanted (insted of the licence scheme) to charge PER STUDENT at the school. All this took place in a period of about 3 months. Point is, if they can't decide how the hell can we know whats going on?