System Center Family – Migration and Transition Plans

 

I meet up with James and Andrew to talk a little about System center as its a very popular topic, below you will find the new licensing rules and the exceptions granted under the new license terms

Please refer to my additional blog entry for more info

System Center Configuration Manager 2007

The next version of Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 R2 is System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Management License (Client ML)

The next version of Systems Management Server (SMS) Client CML version 2003 R2 is System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Management License (Client ML).

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Enterprise Server Management License (Enterprise Server ML)

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML):

The next version of Systems Management Server (SMS) Server CML version 2003 R2 is System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML).

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to License Holders of Systems Management Server 2003:As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (“per OSE”) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for Systems Management Server 2003 as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Management Licenses at no additional charge:

  • One complementary Configuration Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License for every 10 qualifying Systems Management Server 2003 Server Configuration Management Licenses (CMLs) with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007.
  • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
  • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses. Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
  • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license’s coverage expires.
  • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
  • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.
  • Customers’ right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.
  • A customer’s use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.
  • The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.
  • Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with SQL Server 2005 Technology

The next version of Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 R2 w/SQL Tech 2005 is System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with SQL Server 2005 Technology.

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

The next version of System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 is System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 effective as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license.
  • We will no longer offer a per device option. However, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Enterprise Server Management License (Enterprise Server ML)

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 effective as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license.
  • We will no longer offer a per device option. However, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML)

The next version of System Center Data Protection Management License 2006 is System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML).

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 effective as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license.
  • We will no longer offer a per device option. However, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to License Holders of Data Protection Manager 2006: As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (“per OSE”) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Licenses at no additional charge:

One complementary Data Protection Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License for every 10 qualifying Data Protection Manager 2006 Data Protection Management Licenses (DPMLs) with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007

  • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
  • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses.
  • Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
  • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license’s coverage expires.
  • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
  • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.
  • Customers’ right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.
  • A customer’s use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.
  • The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.
  • Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

System Center Essentials 2007

One-time License Grant of System Center Essentials 2007 to License Holders of Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Workgroup Edition:

As a one-time exception in connection with the discontinuation of Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Workgroup Edition, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance for MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition as of June 30, 2007, the following System Center Essentials (Essentials) 2007 licenses at no additional charge, other than the media costs (if applicable). For each qualifying MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition license with Software Assurance:

  • One Essentials 2007 license

The right to use Essentials 2007 under this offering is in place of the right to use MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition. Note that the combination of Essentials licenses granted above is equivalent to the Essentials 2007 license you can purchase in VL programs. Customers who migrate but require more than 10 Server MLs or more than 50 Client MLs may acquire them individually under their agreement. Essentials licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance coverage. That coverage will expire when the corresponding MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition coverage expires. Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the Essentials 2007 licenses.

A customer’s use of Essentials 2007 under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the Essentials 2007 product use rights. The right to use Essentials 2007 expires when the corresponding MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition license expires. Customers may not transfer the Essentials 2007 licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition licenses.

System Center Operations Manager 2007

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other mnaged OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

System Center Operations Manager 2007 with SQL Server 2005 Technology

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML)

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Operations Manager 2007 to License Holders of System Center Operations Manager 2007: As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (“per OSE”) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for System Center Operations Manager 2007 as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Licenses at no additional charge:

One complementary Operations Manager 2007 Standard Management License (Standard ML) for every 10 qualifying Operations Manager 2007 Standard Management Licenses with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007.

  • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
  • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses.
  • Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
  • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license’s coverage expires.
  • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
  • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.
  • Customers’ right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.
  • A customer’s use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.
  • The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.
  • Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Enterprise Server Management License (Enterprise Server ML)

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Operations Manager 2007 to License Holders of System Center Operations Manager 2007: As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (“per OSE”) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for System Center Operations Manager 2007 as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Licenses at no additional charge:

One complementary Operations Manager 2007 Enterprise Management License (Enterprise ML) for every 10 qualifying Operations Manager 2007 Enterprise Management Licenses with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007.

  • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
  • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses.
  • Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
  • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license’s coverage expires.
  • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
  • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.

Customers’ right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses. A customer’s use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software. The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires. Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Client Management License (Client ML)

Changes in the Licensing Model:

The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

  • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
  • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise

System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise is version-less and product use rights are determined by the status of System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Software Assurance coverage. If coverage lapses, access rights under perpetual licenses are determined based on the product use rights in effect prior to the lapse in coverage.

System Center Server Management Suite Standard

The next version of System Center Standard Server Management License 2006 is System Center Server Management Suite Standard. System Center Server Management Suite Standard is version-less and product use rights are determined by the status of System Center Server Management Suite Standard Software Assurance coverage. If coverage lapses, access rights under perpetual licenses are determined based on the product use rights in effect prior to the lapse in coverage.

License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Server Management Suite Standard to License Holders of System Center Server Management License: As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (“per OSE”) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for System Center Server Management License as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Server Management Suite Standard Management Licenses at no additional charge, other than the media costs (if applicable):

One complementary Server Management Suite Standard ML for every 10 qualifying Server Management Licenses with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007

  • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
  • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses.
  • Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
  • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license’s coverage expires.
  • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
  • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.
  • Customers’ right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.
  • A customer’s use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.
  • The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.
  • Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

Note on System Center Essentials and Product keys

Product Key Requirements

The technical limits of 30 Windows-based server OSEs and 500 Windows-based PC OSEs are effective across all distribution channels. However, whether product keys must be input to scale up to those limits is not consistent across distribution channels. Both the Essentials 2007 Server and each ML license pack require the input of product keys for purchases made through the Retail and OEM distribution channels to unlock the number of Windows-based PC and server OSEs which can be managed. It is not necessary to input the product keys for ML license packs purchased to manage other Windows-based OSEs and non-Windows-based OSEs. At this time, product keys are not required for purchases made through VL programs. This means that customers must decide carefully between Retail/OEM and VL channels before making their initial Essentials 2007 purchase because any subsequent purchases of ML packs will need to be made through the same channel due to the differences in product key input requirements. Customers who initially acquire Essentials 2007 through the OEM channel may purchase subsequent ML license packs with product keys through the Retail channel to scale up. For Retail and OEM purchases, a product key must be input during the Essentials 2007 setup as part of the product registration information section to unlock the management server software as well as ability to manage Windows-based PC and server OSEs based on the number of Client MLs and Server MLs included in the base configuration. Essentials 2007 sold through the Retail channel comes with the MLs to manage 10 server OSEs and 50 non-server OSEs. Essentials 2007 sold through the OEM channel may have different base configurations. When additional ML license packs are acquired, the associated product key can be entered through the Essentials 2007 Licensing Wizard to unlock the number of Windows-based PC and server OSEs that can be managed based on the MLs that you purchased. Only one product key is associated with each ML license pack, regardless of the number of MLs included in that license pack. The product key is delivered as part of the packaging in the Retail channel, and on the Certificate of Authenticity in the OEM channel.

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