How does one utilize the 4 Virutal Machines that you are entitled to with Windows Vista Enterprise?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Brian Drab, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Brian Drab

    Brian Drab Guest

    We have purchased Windows Vista Enterprise with Software Assurance for our
    IT Department. One of the reasons we did this was so that we would be able
    to run up to 4 virtual machines with Windows Vista on them "for free" as
    part of the licensing agreement. Awhile ago it was stated that Enterprise
    users would get Virtual PC however this became free because of competition
    from VMWare. Each time you install Vista you have to activate it and it
    takes up a license so how do we go about getting the four Virtual Machines
    that are available to us? Thank you.
     
    Brian Drab, Apr 21, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Contact the MS rep that you dealt with to get the Enterprise and SA
    licenses.
     
    Rock, Apr 21, 2007
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    AJR Guest

    Brian Drab - You are slightly confused. Virtual PC is "free" - keep in mind
    reference to "PC". There is no OS included with "Virtual PC" - you must
    install the OS. Each OS installation requires validation as if being
    installed on a "normal" PC.

    With Enterprise you can do four OS installations on four virtual PCS.
     
    AJR, Apr 22, 2007
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    Brian Drab, Apr 22, 2007
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    mikeyhsd, Apr 22, 2007
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    Brian Drab Guest

    Unfortunately my rep said to call Microsoft. I'm not going to spend an hour on the phone talking to something that barely speaks English trying to understand this problem. I will figure this out.
    sounds like you are correct. but would suggest talking to your ms rep to be sure.







    Am I reading this wrong?

    http://www.crn.com/it-channel/190302466
     
    Brian Drab, Apr 25, 2007
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    have your rep give you a phone number to an english speaking person at ms.







    Unfortunately my rep said to call Microsoft. I'm not going to spend an hour on the phone talking to something that barely speaks English trying to understand this problem. I will figure this out.
    sounds like you are correct. but would suggest talking to your ms rep to be sure.







    Am I reading this wrong?

    http://www.crn.com/it-channel/190302466
     
    mikeyhsd, Apr 25, 2007
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