[ovirt-users] Windows VDI Licensing

Tom Gamull tgamull at redhat.com
Thu Sep 29 12:16:27 UTC 2016

Technically you need VDA licenses but it is not enforced.  Licensing by Microsoft almost requires its own certification.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn645517(v=ws.11).aspx <https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn645517(v=ws.11).aspx>

Office will need a MAK key (multiple activation) you will need to “seal” your image and rearm the license.  If you rearm a certain amount of times, you’ll have to reinstall to reset it (so make sure you snapshot before office install/activation).  A KMS server works also but that involves setting up a MS server to give out the license keys.  The other alternative is to not care and let it nag you (especially if you are just doing a demo).


> On Sep 29, 2016, at 7:22 AM, Maxence Sartiaux <contact at makz.me> wrote:
> Actually i plan to go for  1 W7Pro VM per User.
> On Thu, 2016-09-29 at 12:31 +0200, Frank Rothenstein wrote:
>> Hi Maxence,
>> the answer is clear: it depends....
>> If you want to use Terminal-Server I guess you have to swallow the bitter pill and go the MS AD way.
>> If you go the 1 User - 1 VM way like Win7Pro I would say you can stay on Samba.
>> Am Donnerstag, den 29.09.2016, 11:35 +0200 schrieb Maxence Sartiaux:
>>> Hello,
>>> I currently work on a Windows VDI infrastructure based on ovirt, i'm looking for informations or experiences about Windows/Office VDI Licensing.
>>> My pool is stateless and the domain controller is a Samba 4.5.
>>> I called Microsoft for informations they told me i need a Windows Server Active Directory because it's impossible to activate the Windows with a Samba 4 AD.
>>> Can someone confirm ?
>>> If it's possible with a Samba AD, what license do i need for Windows and for Office ?
>>> I don't know which one is better, SA / VDA / RDS CAL / ...
>>> Thank you.
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