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  • Here's is the scenario:

    We have 52 new computers and receiving 50 more at a later date. In preparation of rolling out the systems, we want to create a standardize image for each dept. Do we need a volume license to deploy our computers? I want to know what is the best way to roll-out the new machines without a volume license <- if needed,. The all have windows 7,  GB Ram.

    • Moved by Aaron.Parker Friday, August 30, 2013 4:35 PM Not related to App-V
    Friday, August 30, 2013 3:33 PM

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  • No, you can use Retail media: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd919183.aspx


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    Friday, August 30, 2013 4:33 PM
  • If you don't want to manually enter in each license code from each licensed workstation, you could order a Volume License copy of your desired OS.

    We were directed to buy at least one copy of Windows 7 Pro with Software assurance, and that gave us 50 activations from the same license code.

    Best bet would be to call Microsoft Licensing DIRECT (or your vendor's MS License specialist) to make sure you get the correct license code, then you can "mass deploy" images without needing to enter 100+ unique license codes on each machine.

    PS: Windows 8 License codes are built onto the system BIOS, so you will still need a License Key to use if you downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7.


    Randall


    Friday, August 30, 2013 7:31 PM