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Unbelievable incompetence. Based on other people's endless complaints about Microsoft giving them the wrong download between Pro and Small Business Premium, I figured it out. If you choose the 64 bit installer but have a small business premium activation, it gives you the Pro installer download instead of the correct SBP one. If you switch to 32 bit, you get the correct installer.
This has been a problem for months and no one at Microsoft has fixed it. Epic Fail.
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If you haven't gotten the issue resolved, it took right clicking on Word and opening as Administrator to activate for me.
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lol, you gotta laugh, well done Microsoft...
Thanks Nate for posting the fix. I've installed Office 365 Pro Plus CtR for a few customers but yesterday was the first time I came across this problem. Thankfully I wasn't the first so a quick Google search found the answer.
For me it was Microsoft Project 2013 with this same problem. However there was no option to "Run as administrator" although all the other office products offer that option. For me the resolution was almost the same, go to right click > Properties > Compatibility > Check Run as administrator > Click OK
Then run Project and Internet Activation works. You can then turn off the "Run as administrator" if you wish afterwards