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vsm
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Microsoft partner benefits software and licensing

Hello,

 

We have a subscription for MS partner and we are using licenses from Benefits program. We install several Office and Windows licenses. My question is how can I managed these licenses? Is it possible to remove assigned license and use it for another computer (when previous computer was demaged for exmaple)?

Where can I see how many licences I spend for each product?

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JanoschUlmer
Microsoft

You may also want to review the IUR guide: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/membership/internal-use-software (see bottom of that page for the Product Usage Guide)

Generally, with IUR licenses each activation counts as one consumed license, so you can not move Windows/Offie to a new PC, this will deduct the license count. And MPN support will not increase the activation count.

Of course, for any cloud-activated licenses things are easier - for Office 365 client and Windows 10 E3, EM*S you can reassign the licenses between users and you see the usage in the respective portals.

You should be able to check the remaining activation count of key-based licenses (At least for Windows Client, Server,Office) using the VAMT tool - entering the key will show the activation count of any MAK key: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/volume-activation/volume-activation-management-tool

 

Kind regards,
Janosch
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aingham
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Hi Janosch - I appreciate that this is an old thread, but perfectly relevant to my current situation. If we have already used all of our allocated license for MS Office (non-cloud) then I guess setting up the VAMT tool now won't help us, as we would have had to use it from the start to track license allocations?

 

Many thanks,

 

Andy

JanoschUlmer
Microsoft

@aingham : The VAMT will show the remaining activation count even if you only start to use it now. But if you already used all licenses, VAMT will not allow you to increase the activation count.

Kind regards,
Janosch
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DSPatrick
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