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Install single license on two machines

    Question

  • Can I install VS2008 Std on more than one machine (desktop + laptop) using a single license given:

    1.  I am the only individual using it.
    2.  I will use from only one machine at a time.

    The EULA seems to permit this but I want to make sure.  Excerpts from the EULA are copy-pasted below:

    MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
    MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 2008 STANDARD EDITION

    INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
    a. General. One user may install and use copies of the software to design, develop, test and demonstrate your
    programs. Testing does not include staging on a server in a production environment, such as loading content prior
    to production use.

    http://download.microsoft.com/documents/useterms/Visual%20Studio_2008%20Standard%20Edition_English_4c240268-8ee9-4cf3-96cf-3bd5ef02a81f.pdf
    Friday, February 26, 2010 6:00 AM

Answers

  • Thanks Yichun.  Finally got a chance to talk to them on this.

    It is allowed to install Visual Studio 2008 on a laptop in addition to a desktop for a single user.  This also applies to Visual Studio 2005 and 2010.

    • Marked as answer by Alok G Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:45 PM
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:45 PM
  • Hi Alok,

    Thank you for your post.

    License experts can help you to answer your question.

    Since the question is a license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
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    Monday, March 01, 2010 8:59 AM

All replies

  • Hi Alok,

    Thank you for your post.

    License experts can help you to answer your question.

    Since the question is a license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    Monday, March 01, 2010 8:59 AM
  • Thanks Yichun.  Finally got a chance to talk to them on this.

    It is allowed to install Visual Studio 2008 on a laptop in addition to a desktop for a single user.  This also applies to Visual Studio 2005 and 2010.

    • Marked as answer by Alok G Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:45 PM
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:45 PM
  • Hi Alok,

    Thank you for your kindly sharing!

    Have a nice day.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    • Proposed as answer by Venkat Sane Saturday, November 05, 2011 6:48 AM
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 2:40 AM
  • Is this situation applied to company also or for individual ???
    • Edited by khs nas Friday, November 15, 2013 12:03 PM
    Friday, November 15, 2013 12:03 PM