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Accessing BCIT’s VMware student store

Each current student has access to BCIT’s site license for VMware products. Students have access to the VMware store for 12 months after initial registration. Access will be renewed each year if you are a returning student.

Completing creation of your VMware account

An account has been created for each student, but without a password. Follow the instructions below to complete creation of your account and access the student store. If you ever forget your password, you can also follow the same steps below to reset it and regain access.

  1. Go to the VMware student store login page.
  2. Enter your BCIT email address (<yourname> as your username.
  3. Click Forgot username or password at the bottom left to create a password.
  4. Enter your email address and click Submit.
  5. Check your mail for the reset notification.
  6. You will receive an email from “British Columbia Institute of Technology” with the subject: “Request to Reset Password”. The email should be at the top of your inbox, as you just performed this action. Open the email.
  7. In the body of the email, click the Click to reset password link.
  8. Enter your new password twice and save it. When the password has been reset successfully, you have finished creating your account.

Accessing the VMware student store and getting products

Personal keys are available for each product you add to your cart and check out using the store. Product keys will not be available until a product is checked out. Each item in the store is free for student use. To check products out:

  1. Navigate to the VMware student store login page and sign in.
  2. Click on a tile in the application store (i.e., VMware Fusion 11.x Pro).
  3. Review the product details. Note the restrictions on ordering only a single copy within the 12-month period, and the license duration for the product. This limits the product to 1 license per user. You cannot install multiple versions of this product, so choose the computer you want to install on wisely.
  4. Click on the Add to Cart button in the top right.
  5. Review your cart. Confirm it says Price = ‘Free’. If for some reason the price is not ‘Free’ do not proceed – call the BCIT IT Services Service Desk at 604-412-7444 and notify us.
  6. Click on the Check Out button.
  7. Review your order, and complete the required fields.
  8. Click Proceed with Order.
  9. Stay on this page. After a few moments, your unique product key will be generated and visible and a Download link will appear.
  10. Record the product key information on the screen (to avoid needing to return for it later), and click Download to download the product installer.

You now have a VMware product downloaded and a personal key to install it with.

Important Note re: License Keys

It is very important that you do not share your product keys with anyone else. Keys may not be used more than once.

Accessing product keys for your VMware products

Students can return to the store at any time and re-access the download and product key. Products can only be installed once, but this is useful if students are not registering, downloading and installing all in one session.

  1. Navigate to the VMware student store login page and sign in.
  2. In the top right there will be a cart icon and message “Hello, <username>”. Click on the dropdown chevron to the left of the cart icon, and click on Your Account/Orders.
    Screen capture of the top right corner in the student store, showing the cart icon and greeting in a teal bar and "Your Account/Orders" marked by a green square below
  3. Review the list of your ordered products and click on View Details for the product whose key you need. You will see a page containing a download link and your personal serial number for this product. This is the same product key as the initial order.

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