So after not given the fucking chance to reply.. (see http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=1808139).. Here it is again. I have the software in my fucking hands (RETAIL 5 CALS so STFU before you start assuming again). I'm about to install this on a server tomorrow and was wondering what the process on activation was. The "server farm" nazi is picky about leaving the computer hooked up to the network while performing upgrades. Valid reason I guess, but wanted to know if I needed to be online in order to finish the installation.