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    Enterprise or Professional

    Which version do I choose - the official LEA line is they support Pro, but we have access to Enterprise under our school agreement.

    What would you guys do?

    Gareth

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    Really up to you depending on the additional features being useful or not.
    Check the comparison chart out here (better than the MS ones I've seen before): Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Edit: PS Enterprise my pref due to bitlocker

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    We've gone for enterprise but thats becuase we are licensed for it - we might not need all the features now but in the future we might

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    Enterprise for us as well

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    We haven't upgraded yet but when we do, it'll be enterprise for two reasons:

    1) We're paying for SA on our campus agreement so we may as well use it
    2) Bitlocker

    Enterprise is just pro with a couple of brass knobs on so there's really no reason not to use it! Plus i think you get an extra virtualisation license with it too.

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    As others have said Enterprise for BitLocker.

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    What I would imagine is they support Pro because Home Premium (the edition 'below it') doesn’t do things like domain join - so going with that reasoning they would support enterprise as well.

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    Enterprise all the way, it is automaticlly set to look for KMS also.

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    I would recommend going down the enterprise Route, the main reason for this that you will get every feature available for windows 7, same as ultimate.
    The two key features that make enterprise essential for your institute are,
    • Bitlocker to go - Encrypt Staff USB drives
    • AppLocker – Enforce software restriction policies

    Long term you may want to use Direct Access, for staff laptops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Enterprise all the way, it is automaticlly set to look for KMS also.
    I didnt know that! I have a sysprep that doesnt specify a key. When i setup the KMS server i shouldnt have a problem now.

    Cheers

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    Enterprise simply for bitlocker...however we are not licensed here for it

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    Enterprise unless you care about the LEA not supporting it. Here it wouldn't matter.

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    I agree you should go for Enterprise if it's an option. Even if you dont use the added features from the start they are atleast available to use for the future.

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