The w7 Roll out and the Wyse terminal compliance Issue

Recently I spoke to a client looking to roll out Windows 7 that for several years has used Wyse terminals for thinclients. That was before Wyse started a relation with Microsoft for offering an embeded OS on teh Thinclients

Result: they were streaming a “vanilla”Xp from the server without a Volume License Windows or OEM

Terminal Server CALs or Remote Desktop Services CALs are NOT OK to substitute Windows OEM on the desktop or laptop

Get Genuine Agreement had to be put in placed

Here is a list of qualified OS.

Remember if you dont have OEM you better check out on compliance

As requested, you can see below only OEM from MS or Apple are qualified on devices for Microsoft licensing

The qualifying operating systems by Program type are:

Qualifying Operating Systems  
New EA/
OV-CW
Existing EA/OV-CW Select (All except academic) Open (All except academic & charity & OV-CW) Academic & charity
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)          
Enterprise (N, K, KN) x x x x x
Professional (N, K, KN, diskless) x x x x x
Ultimate x x x x x
Home Premium         x
Home Basic         x
          Starter Edition         x
Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit)          
Enterprise (N, K, KN) x x x x x
Business (N, K, KN, Blade) x x x x x
Ultimate x x x x x
Home Premium         x
Home Basic         x
          Starter Edition         x
Windows XP (32-bit or 64-bit)          
Professional (N, K, KN, Blade) x x x x x
Tablet Edition (N, K, KN, Blade) x x x x x
XP Pro N x x x x x
XP Pro Blade PC x x x x x
 Home &  Starter Edition         x
Windows 2000 Professional x   x x x
Windows NT Workstation 4.0 x   x x x
Windows 98 (including 2nd Edition) x   x x x
Apple Macintosh x   x x x

 

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