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MAP 9.0 Doesn't Pull Windows Server Volume License Usage Data RRS feed

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  • MAP 9.0 Doesn't Pull Windows Server OS Volume License Usage Data. It only pulls non-server volume license usage data. The WMI Status for all of my servers is SUCCESS so that is not the issue. 
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:15 PM

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  • The Windows Volume License scenario in MAP is strictly targeted at client operating systems. This is due to the fact that the Enterprise edition of Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 is kind of like an upgrade in terms of licensing. In order to run it, you must have an edition that is allowed to upgrade to Enterprise. For example, in Windows 7, only the Professional and Ultimate editions are qualified to be upgraded to Enterprise. If the computer came from the OEM with Home Premium installed, you would need to purchase the upgrade to Professional or Ultimate in order for your Enterprise edition to be compliant, otherwise the computer is either mislicensed or misversioned.

    A mislicensed computer is a computer currently using a Windows Volume License but that computer did not ship with an OEM-installed version of Windows. (Windows Vista SP1 and higher only)

    A misversioned computer is a computer currently using a Windows Volume License but that computer did not ship with a qualifying OEM-installed version of Windows that qualifies for a Windows Volume License upgrade. (Windows 8 only; Windows 7 and prior have a physical Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) that cannot be detected by MAP)

    However, none of this applies to Windows Server, so it is not included in the report.



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    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:01 PM
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