ITTech2002
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VMware View and MS Windows 7 Licensing

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I am looking to install VMware View and use Windows 7 Ent or

Pro as the Guest OS.

What are the Microsoft Licensing options?

Is the use of a KMS server the best solution, or should I just

use a key in the Customization Specification as I did with Windows XP?

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mholgate
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If you have a moderate to large deployment, I would suggest using a KMS server to validate licenses. If you input your MAK license and deploy several pools or the same pool over and over again; each time Windows will activate using a new MAK license until they are all used up.

I just went through a KMS server installation, and I have to it say was one of the easiest installs I have ever done.

Here are some links to help:

http://www.toddlamothe.com/deployment/office-2010-kms-host-server.htm

http://www.toddlamothe.com/windows/setting-kms-server.htm


Mike... VM, Virtually!!

Mike... VM, Virtually!!

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mholgate
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If you have a moderate to large deployment, I would suggest using a KMS server to validate licenses. If you input your MAK license and deploy several pools or the same pool over and over again; each time Windows will activate using a new MAK license until they are all used up.

I just went through a KMS server installation, and I have to it say was one of the easiest installs I have ever done.

Here are some links to help:

http://www.toddlamothe.com/deployment/office-2010-kms-host-server.htm

http://www.toddlamothe.com/windows/setting-kms-server.htm


Mike... VM, Virtually!!

Mike... VM, Virtually!!

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