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    Licensing of laptops for students

    Hi all,

    Our Deputy Head, who is also head of SEN, wants to provide a student with a laptop to take home and use. She asked me if I had any spare ones which I haven't so she wants to buy a new one.

    What are the licensing issues if there are any, to installing software that is licensed to the school on laptops that are being taken home by students?

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    Sean

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    In theory it should be no different from laptops taken home by staff, but it will depend on the individual licence. Some 'site licences' are specific about a single physical site, while others are actually more of an 'organisation licence'.

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    Thats what I thought but just wanted to check. Thanks Angry!!

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    You need to check your MS License terms as EES has a specific student option which you need to use if your laptop is assigned to a student full time. We had to use this option for our Sixth Form Laptops as they are assigned to a specific student thus not covered like ones assigned to teachers or left in trolleys for anyone to use.

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    Here's some info from the EES Program Guide:

    "The EES Student Option provides a convenient and cost-effective way for you to license selected products for use by your students on a personally-owned device or an institution-owned device assigned to the student’s exclusive use (i.e., a device checked out to a student for the school year). If you choose the three-year subscription, each anniversary order must include at least the same number of student users as in the year 1 order."

    Note: re forum post on RDS CALs - these are excluded.

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