locked
Windows 10 Enterprise Licensing Hyper-V RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys!

    Hopefully I've posted in the right area,

    I have a surface book running windows 10 Enterprise  with SA
    if I want to run a VM with Windows 10 do I then need to buy an additional copy of windows 10 or can I legally use the same license?

    Thanks

    Friday, November 11, 2016 4:20 PM

All replies

  • As a rule, you need a separate license for each VM.

    In rare cases, your SA may cover this, but only your Microsoft licensing rep can really answer that, since it depends on your agreement.

    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Friday, November 25, 2016 1:25 AM
    Friday, November 11, 2016 6:49 PM
  • Remember that a license is a legal contract between you and Microsoft.  This is not a legal forum.  Your lawyers will thank you for contacting a trained Microsoft licensing specialist so you can ask your questions.  You can also start with documents that Microsoft keeps on their web site, such as http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/8/D/98D6A56C-4D79-40F4-8462-DA3ECBA2DC2C/Licensing_Windows_Desktop_OS_for_Virtual_Machines.pdf

    . : | : . : | : . tim

    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Friday, November 25, 2016 1:25 AM
    Friday, November 11, 2016 8:30 PM
  • Hi Neuromancer,

    Are there any updates on the issue?

    You could mark the reply as answer if it is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, November 25, 2016 1:25 AM
  • Hi,

    with your Windows Enterprise Edition with active SA, you may install up to Four (4) VMs on the licensed Device.

    thanks

    diramoh

    • Proposed as answer by Jirikus Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:12 AM
    Friday, November 25, 2016 11:16 AM