In order to obtain an MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) account, you must be a CBA
student and your professor must send the class roster to the Program Administrator.
Within a few days of the Faculty member having submitted the class roster, you should
automatically receive an e-mail from the MSDNAA with a username and password, along with
a link you can use to log in.
Your e-mail should include the following information:
From: User Import (email@example.com)
Subject: Welcome to MSDN Academic Alliance: Online Software System
The University of Akron ELMS for MSDNAA Software Center: This message has
been generated automatically from your ELMS.
Welcome! You have been registered in your university/college ELMS for MSDNAA
online software system. (new users)
Your account at The University of Akron ELMS for MSDNAA Software Center has
been reactivated. (returning users)
Your MSDNAA Online Software System can be found at: http://msdn06.e-
Your username is: UANetID@uakron.edu
Your password is: password
ELMS for MSDNAA Staff
You can change your default password, after logging in by clicking on the “My Profile” link.
The last day of finals is the last day account will be active. If you wish to use the account in the
future, it will have to be re-activated. Re-activation is available for each semester that you are a
You must have a valid user account in the system before you can order software.
MSDN Academic Alliance is available through the CBA website on the Student Resources page,
through the link provided in your confirmation e-mail, or by following one of these links:
Once you are on the MSDNAA page, click “Log In” on top left side of the page.
Once you've logged into the system, you will see the Software tab at the top of the screen.
On the Software tab, you can select a software title from the dropdown list, enter a title in the
search field, or you may click on one of the featured product icons.
SELECT DELIVERY OPTION
Some software titles provide more than one delivery option (Download or Mail Order/Shipping).
Please be careful to choose the delivery option that is right for you (it is not always possible to
switch delivery options after you've completed your order).
To complete your selection, click on the “Add to Cart” button to begin the ordering process and
make sure you Check Out.
OBTAIN AND INSTALL SOFTWARE
The End User License Agreement (EULA) will be presented to you, which you must understand
and agree to, if you are to proceed.
At the end of your order, click on the "Download" link and you will be taken to the download
page - click on the button to Download and install your software.
A Downloader window will open. Click on Save File (NOT Run). The downloader saves to the
C:\temp folder by default, so make sure you redirect it to a different location.
If your software requires a serial number or activation code, it will be displayed on the order
confirmation page. If you have downloaded the software over the Internet, product keys will also
be available by clicking on the “My Software” link and then on “Download” under “Delivery
E-academy will send you an email receipt of your order. The e-mail will be from billing@e-
academy.com and will have Order Confirmation as the subject.
For more help, go to the Frequently Asked Questions page:
WHAT IS AN ISO FILE?
An ISO image is the image of a disk containing all files as well as boot files necessary for
automatically launching the installation wizard. You will have to burn it on a CD to make it
“bootable.” You need special software to do this.
Make sure you BURN, NOT COPY the file to the CD.
By burning the file to a disk as a data disk (Copy), you will simply end up with an .ISO file on
the disk, which cannot be used for the installation. The ISO file needs to be burned to a disk
specifically as an image instead of a data disk, and will extract the ISO into the required setup
Make sure that your burning software is set to select the image file with an .ISO extension.
Roxio and Nero are programs that can burn from ISO images, but with Nero you must make sure
you have the latest version or your installation will fail towards the end of the install process
when you try to install from the burned CD. Additional disk burning programs are available for
free download from different online sources.
Some Products will save as .IMG files instead of .ISO. All you need to do is simply rename the
file as .ISO. If Windows warns you that by "changing a file's extension, the file may become
unusable", just click "YES".
For more help, go to the ISO section of the FAQ page: http://msdn06.e-