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Licensing Questions Thread, Volume Licensing for Dummies - help please in Technical; Originally Posted by adhutton Can anyone point me to the MS guide which details what can/cannot be upgraded from a ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    Can anyone point me to the MS guide which details what can/cannot be upgraded from a home license please? (when using EES)

    I know one exists, but cannot find it.

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    Andrew

    EES Licensing Guide

    If you discover that you have existing PCs
    that lack the necessary full license for a qualifying operating system, talk to
    your Microsoft reseller about the Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Academic
    (GGWA-A). GGWA-A provides a simple, cost-effective way for you to acquire full
    licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium. These licenses fulfill your requirement
    for a full qualifying operating system. Once you have acquired the full
    operating system license, you are then eligible to license those PCs for
    Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade through EES. Learn more at
    www.microsoft.com/piracy/knowthefacts/LegalizationSolutions.aspx.




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    I dug this up it it helps:
    Qualifying for Windows Volume Licensing.pdf

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    Thanks chaps.

    What I specifically need to know is if I buy a couple of microservers (for storage/backup purposes) with Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 installed, can I then upgrade them to full Windows Server 2008R2 and be covered by our EES license?

    Anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    Thanks chaps.

    What I specifically need to know is if I buy a couple of microservers (for storage/backup purposes) with Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 installed, can I then upgrade them to full Windows Server 2008R2 and be covered by our EES license?

    Anyone know?

    Cheers_

    Andrew
    No and Yes...

    No, there's no auto upgrade rights for Server OS in EES. In fact they are not included in EES as standard.

    Yes, you can buy Server OS licences under EES (but may work out cheaper getting normal volume licenses).

    MS don't sell server upgrades to the best of my knoweldge. Whatever license agreement you buy under it's always the full product. It's only desktop Windows that is sold as an upgrade and requires either full retail or OEM versions already on the machine.

    Remember with EES you have to pay the subscription each year. If you're not planning to upagrade the server OS every 3 years then Select licensing is usually cheaper.

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    No.

    You cannot upgrade a server licence using EES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    No and Yes...

    No, there's no auto upgrade rights for Server OS in EES. In fact they are not included in EES as standard.

    Yes, you can buy Server OS licences under EES (but may work out cheaper getting normal volume licenses).

    MS don't sell server upgrades to the best of my knoweldge. Whatever license agreement you buy under it's always the full product. It's only desktop Windows that is sold as an upgrade and requires either full retail or OEM versions already on the machine.

    Remember with EES you have to pay the subscription each year. If you're not planning to upagrade the server OS every 3 years then Select licensing is usually cheaper.
    WHS.

    If you have no intention of upgrading the server OS for another 5 years then a normal academic open licence is better value than an EES licence

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