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  • Question

  • Wonder if someone can help/advise - we plan to set up 2 environments, Development & Testing, to host our own in-house developed tool and a 3rd party tool.  We have two developers who have MSDN premium sunscriptions who will be using these environments, but there are another 2 developers who don't have subscriptions. 
    Can we use our MSDN subscription to install the Windows Operating Systems so that all 4 developers use the Dev & Test environments without infringing on Microsoft licencing? i.e can we avoid having to buy additional OS licences?
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:35 AM

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  • What are you installing which operating system on?

    2 Development and testing environments sound like 2 servers, but you might be talking development machines or something. 

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:46 AM
  • Hi

    Plan is to install on two separate virtual servers - one for DEV and one for Testing.  The virtual servers would then be used by the 4 (2 with MSDN) developers.  Hope this make sense.



    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:08 AM
  • It makes sense but I don't know the answer.  Googling just confused me more.


    Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:59 AM
  • Thanks Andy - I'm confused by it all as well as you can see!
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 9:57 AM