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    Question Confusion on MS Volume Licencing

    I'm a bit new and confused with the Microsoft OVS-ES agreements.....I understand that it is based on the number of Full time equivalents which we have 60 in our school, but am confused then in regards to how many computers we can install Windows 7/Office 2010 on. On the VLSC it shows 60 licences of each, but we have about 90 computers/laptops that need to install the software on including the ICT suite. The Licencing seller said we could install the Windows 7/Office 2010 on all computers in the school, but if the VLSC shows only 60 licences what happens once you exceed that 60 shown? Our agreement shows:

    OfficeProPlusEdu ALNG LicSAPk OLV F 1Y Acdmc Ent 36
    OfficeProPlusEdu ALNG LicSAPk OLV F 1Y Acdmc UTD 24
    WinEntforSA ALNG UpgrdSAPk OLV F 1Y Acdmc Ent 24
    WinEntforSA ALNG UpgrdSAPk OLV F 1Y Acdmc UTD 36

    I don't quite understand how this works. Any help/information would be appreciated!

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    Its just the way the licensing works. You licence based on the number of FTE staff you have but you can install the software on as many machines as you have in school as long as you had some kind of windows licence on them previously. So you cant go buying machines with no licence and then load OVS software onto them. They must be purchased with a licence even if that was XP. @Millgate Luke deals with our licencing and I am sure he can explain it better than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblivion View Post
    if the VLSC shows only 60 licences what happens once you exceed that 60 shown?
    Nothing, since Microsoft have no way of knowing how many FTEs you have other than what you tell them. They trust you to give them the correct information when you first take out the subscription and on the subsequent anniversary dates.

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    You could install it on thousands of PCs if you're organisation is that large.

    You either license via FTE staff count or number of devices.

    If you license FTE you can install the software on as many PCs as you like as long as you tell them the correct FTE count.

    If you license on number of devices, then you can only install the software on the number of PCs you've bought.

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    Confusion on MS Volume Licencing

    Just give Microsoft a call on 0800 917 9016. Tell them you need more licenses adding as you have more computers than the full time staff you registered for. You can add 200 or 300 extra and they won't question it

    Every time you enter your win7 or office activation code this number will go down and so it is always best to have more than you need
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    If you need any help, feel free to give me a call/email and I'll look into it for you
    @fiza is correct. You license per FTE (depending on what you buy) and then you're covered for the entire school

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblivion View Post
    The Licencing seller said we could install the Windows 7/Office 2010 on all computers in the school,
    Actually with the OVS-ES agreement, you can install Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 on all of your school owned computers (providing they had a licensed copy of windows in the first place to upgrade from) or a mixture of Win 7 and Office 2010. Soon as Office 2015 comes out, you can even upgrade straight to it since it's Software Assurance covered as well (as long you still have the OVS-ES active at that time)

    Microsoft finally decided to be nice to us educational establishments world wide with the new FTE count instead of device count.
    For us, moving from 600 devices to 120 users for the first few years of the scheme, it saved us over 20k in costs in year 1 alone.

    Your VLSC site will show you the components your license covers you for in addition to the OS and Office itself. You also have the server CAL's, SCCM and if you went for the Enterprise pack, SQL CAL's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satvir View Post
    Every time you enter your win7 or office activation code this number will go down and so it is always best to have more than you need
    Not if you use KMS. (What you should use with 30+ machines.)

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    If the OVS-ES scheme is for upgrades, what is the minimum specification of OS you can buy with each PC, i.e. cheapest and still adhere to the licence terms and conditions? FreeDOS?

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    It must be a version of Windows. I think XP upwards.
    I normally buy machines with Windows 7 Home preinstalled, and then slap on Enterprise when they show up.

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    We have nearly 1000 devices and 2500 users and our cost is based on the 160 full time members of staff!

    We buy in machines with home premium on them and put whatever we like on them. The only exception is servers - we have to give a head count each year of standard servers and then a detailed count of specialist servers - ie Exchange (which is licensed per server) and full SQL (which is licensed per CPU)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dumbledore View Post
    If the OVS-ES scheme is for upgrades, what is the minimum specification of OS you can buy with each PC, i.e. cheapest and still adhere to the licence terms and conditions?
    Quote Originally Posted by Boredguy View Post
    It must be a version of Windows. I think XP upwards.
    Windows 98 / Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (or newer).

    www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/windows8-1.aspx


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    Arthur, thanks for this. As well as me, this will be really helpful to loads of us I think.

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