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Licensing requirement for multiple VMs RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I am working in a lab. We have around 10 commercial software from different vendors. We usually use only 01 or 02 of them simultaneously. To avoid cluttering, we want to install each of them in a separate instance of Windows 10.

    We have 4 physical PCs with licensed windows10 and licensed VMware workstation installed. At any given time, 2-3 machines can be ON and may be using 01 or 02 of the VMs that we want to create.

    Please suggest about the optimal licensing need in such a scenario

    Regards

    miercuri, 16 octombrie 2019 17:47

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  • You really want to contact Microsoft Licensing, advice given here won't hold up in an audit.

    That said, there is (or maybe was) a licensing level (E3 I think) for Windows 10 Enterprise with Sofware Assurance (SA) that allowed a 10 Enterprise host to run 4 licensed VMs.

    As long as you're accessing them locally, you don't need VDA rights, so you could opt to just buy a retail Windows 10 license for each VM, which could be cheaper in the long run than maintaining the SA and Ent level licensing. 

    miercuri, 16 octombrie 2019 21:43
  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in our forum!

    Nobody in this or any other forum is authorized to quote licensing terms on behalf of Microsoft.  I recommend that you contact your Microsoft representative or reseller.

    Better to ask a trained licensing specialist rather than rely on anonymous forums posts. You can call them here.

    https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/Help/Contact.aspx


    Best Regards,

    Daniel


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    joi, 17 octombrie 2019 06:10
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  • Hi,

    I am writing here to confirm current situation.

    If the above suggestion are helpful to you, please be kind enough to "mark it as an answer" for helping more people.

    Regards,
    Daniel

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    marți, 22 octombrie 2019 07:24
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  • Hi,
    This is Daniel and wish you all the best!
    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will mark it as ‘ Propose answered’ as the information provided should be helpful. If you need further help, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the propose answer as you wish.
    BTW, we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.
    Best Regards,
    Daniel

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    joi, 24 octombrie 2019 02:05
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