OS Licenses

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Carlo Paccanoni, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Carlo Paccanoni

    David Matson Guest

    Sure, no problem! (tell me if this post is OK)

    David Matson, Jan 6, 2005
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    Robert Comer Guest

    It worked perfectly, thanks!

    - Bob Comer

    Robert Comer, Jan 6, 2005
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  3. I must have seen academic discounted software then. Sorry!

    But to put things into perspective, that's a bit more than 2 full Pro copies
    and it comes with VPC, once again, if I recall correctly, and cheaper than a
    new computer

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Jan 6, 2005
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    Scott Baker Guest


    Many of the "discounted" copies of software you find for sale on the
    internet are actually Academic editions, which the majority of people
    do not qualify to purchase. And the sites selling them usually don't
    tell you what it is.

    Even at full price, it's a darn sight cheaper than buying 10, or 20, or
    more licenses so you can have a bunch of test VMs.

    Scott Baker, Jan 7, 2005
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    andykahl Guest

    So if we place it on a network drive in a way in which it is incabable of
    being executed, then we do not need another license? For instance, if the
    virtual machine files were placed in a read-only folder or if they were
    placed in a .zip file.

    Just so you know, we are looking at having a pool of machines for testing.
    Obviously, we would acquire enough licenses for the test environments, but to
    ensure consistency, we want an common pool of machines at various service
    pack and application load combinations. To me, this would be like loading a
    machine in a certain configuration then taking an image of it so we could get
    back to that identical configuration at a later date. I don't believe
    Microsoft requires a license for machine images (made with GHOST or
    DriveImage say) since they are not in an executable state. And you yourself
    say that if the files are backed up in a state that does not allow immediate
    execution, then we're fine.

    It seems to me that flagging the files read-only so they can't be used, or
    burying them in an archive would accomplish the same thing. If this is not
    the case, please let us know.
    andykahl, Jan 24, 2005
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