Is windows 10 trail license allowed to be used on cloud RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Team,

    Recently we want to use windows 10 on AWS cloud urgently. I searched a lot about licensing for windows 10. AWS says you can BYOL and use windows 10 on AWS.

    So, is it legal to download windows 10 trial license and use it on AWS? as later we are going to purchase the license, but the process is going take longer time.



    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:46 AM

All replies

  • Hi Balaji,

    Based on the official information coming from AWS, the answer is YES.

    It said:

    Can I bring in my own Windows Client licenses for use on AWS?

    Yes. If you use Dedicated Instances or Dedicated Hosts, then you can bring in your own Windows Client licenses for use on AWS. You may require Software Assurance or Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) in order to utilize the Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8 on AWS. We recommend you read this Microsoft licensing brief for more information

    More information about Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, please read this article:

    Amazon Web Services and Microsoft

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    Thursday, December 8, 2016 2:45 AM