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Windows 7 licensing with acronis

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what we are currently doing is taking an image of a machine that is completely setup and then deploying that out and it is working fine but I was wondering about from a licensing standpoint if it would be an issue even though each machine originally came with its own license.

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  • To the best of my knowledge, legally you are only allowed deploy the same image to multiple machines if you are using Volume Licensing or OEM if you are a registered Microsoft OEM partner.

    You can however buy 1 Volume license, build and capture a machine with it and image multiple machines that have the OEM sticker as long as the edition are the same (Windows 7 Pro Volume on a machine with a Windows 7 Pro OEM license). Ideally you would buy the single volume license for each customer for in case they move away from you so that they still own the Volume License.

    [edited by: HardKnoX at 2:41 PM (GMT -7) on May 9, 2013] typo