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    Question Deploying Windows 7 Professional using WDS into Windows 7 OEM licensed workstation

    To All,

    I'm about to deploy new Windows 7 Professional OS into my new HP Desktop 6000 SFF ( Win 7 Professional OEM license included)

    my question is that for the base image, Is it ok to get just one Windows 7 Professional with 3 years Open Value ?

    The image is created from a volume install/key and this is then imaged on to 100 identical machines which all hold their own OEM licenses, So my assumption is that as long as i can show the OEM key for each machine, then it is all legal.

    Any suggestion and reference to the Microsoft Official Documentation will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    AWT

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertwt View Post
    So my assumption is that as long as i can show the OEM key for each machine, then it is all legal.
    Microsoft's Re-imaging Rights document has this to say regarding imaging using VL media.

    Reimaging Eligibility
    Reimaging is permitted if the copies made from the Volume Licensing media are identical to the originally licensed product. Volume Licensing customers who have licensed Microsoft software products from an OEM, through a retail source, or under any agreement other than their Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement may use copies made from Microsoft Volume Licensing media. Customers can use these copies from Microsoft media only if they are the same product and version, contain the same components, and are in the same language. (Source)

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    very great :-)
    it seems i can just buy one open License OS and then deploy the image into the OEM licensed machine.

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