What do I need to know about Microsoft reimaging rights?

Microsoft is very particular about copying software onto multiple devices from an image, also known as “reimaging”. Do yourself a favor, stay compliant with Microsoft, get the latest media, the highest end SKUs (such as Enterprise), and a single key that is meaningful for all your devices.

We understand licensing agreements can be troublesome, but the good news is that Microsoft Volume Licensing isn’t as difficult or expensive as it sounds!

All you need to do is contact your preferred software reseller regarding a Microsoft Volume License agreement. Tell them how many machines you have and for a minimal fee you get the agreement in place, access to download the latest ISOs, and one key that works for all your activations. Even better, you can encrypt the key in your SmartDeploy image and OS activations will happen automatically.

SmartDeploy supports all kinds of OS activations like retail or OEM, but it is the best practice to get the VL agreement in place and use a Multiple Activation Key (MAK), or Key Management Server (KMS).

Get more details: Microsoft licensing isn’t as scary as it sounds

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  • 26-Apr-2018