can i downgrade the license in highest version to older version in sql,office, windows ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello 

    my customer talk me about sql server, office, and window license.

    can you answer me about something about this.

    1. customer setup windows server 2012 r2. this license can be apply for any older version of window server ? or apply only for win 2012 r2 ?

    2. such as 1. customer setup office 2013, this license can be apply for any version (2007,2010, 2013 ..) or for only 2013.

    3. for sql server, such as 2.

    thankyou for read this topic.

    i will waiting for your reply.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:31 AM

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  • hello,

    Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements include references to specific rights to use any prior versions of Microsoft licensed software. These rights are often referred to as “downgrade rights.

    for Windows Server and SQL Server you can downgrade your current Version(2012 R2/2014) to Prior Versions in all Distribution channels(OEM, FPP, VL). however, only VL Office 2013 licenses are downgrade rights on VLSC.




    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:39 AM