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Microsoft KB Archive/254378

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Visio: The Installation Program for Visio Network Equipment Version 99.3 May Not Accept the Serial Number Provided on the Registration Card

Article ID: 254378

Article Last Modified on 3/11/2000


  • Microsoft Visio Network Center

This article was previously published under Q254378


The installation program for Visio Network Equipment (VNE) version 99.3 may not accept the serial number provided on the registration card. When you try to use the 12-digit serial number provided, the installation program prompts you for a 17-18 digit number.

NOTE: If you already have Visio 2000 Enterprise Edition or an earlier version of VNE installed, the installation program should not prompt you for a serial number; therefore, you should not encounter this issue.


A small number of registration cards were manufactured with an incorrect serial number. The incorrect serial number has 6 digits followed by a hyphen and 6 more digits.

To resolve this issue, use the table below to generate the correct serial number:

Type of product Incorrect serial number format Correct serial number format *
Retail xxxxxx-yyyyyy 120-898-993-yyyyyy
Not for resale xxxxxx-yyyyyy 123-325-993-yyyyyy
Prema xxxxxx-yyyyyy 123-349-993-yyyyyy

  • yyyyyy = the last 6 digits provided on the registration card. If the installation program still does not accept the serial number, please contact Microsoft Product Support Services.

Keywords: KB254378