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    Stupid Question!!

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    Which version of windows 7 would you recommend to download... Enterprise or Professional?!
    Last edited by rjones; 8th October 2009 at 05:40 PM.

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    Enterprise, if only to try out Bitlocker to Go (which is awesome)

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    Enterprise for bitlocker
    Professional for kids usage

    depends on what you want it for!

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    Enterprise is only for Volume License peeps

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    Enterprise = VL version of Ultimate

    (ie both are identical except that Ultimate uses retail/OEM keys and enterprise uses Volume License (MAK/KMS) only)

    I think the OP was referring to what version to deploy at his place of work - am I correct?

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    Yup

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    IIRC from our session on 'Windows in Education' during the summer ... Enterprise / Ultimate is only available on an edu-pricing if included with Software Assurance (ie a small annual top-up) or one of the Annual Agreements (eg Schools Agreement).

    If you want BitLocker it will cost a little each year. Personally I would recommend Enterprise for staff (to get BitLocker) and professional for other machines.

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    I would recommend you use Enterprise/Ultimate mainly for the reason of Bitlocker, not only that with this version you get the added extra's if you should want to implement them such as "Direct Access" and "AppLocker".

    where as for windows xp, vista most schools deployed the professional/business version because that was the OS that was appropriate at the time, for windows7 for the added fuctionallity and the main one being Bitlocker for excryption i think this would be your option.

    James.

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    DirectAccess and applocker look interesting on enterprise as well

    see [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions]Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
    and Windows 7 Enterprise

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