Friday, May 02, 2008

Licensing Vista for VDI - Are you ready for VDI Maybe not

If you want to use Vista as a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) heads up. Did you know that only the Windows Vista Enterprise Centralized Desktop (VECD) version of Vista can be used this way. Here is a document that has the skinny.

So as I understand it after you pay get the Hyper-V, Or Vmware VDI or Citrix Desktop solution license and server hardware, you'll need to of course pay for the local Windows Vista license the VECD one on the device so you can run a vista VDI. It gets very confusing. But the bottom line is if you aren't running VECD when accessing Vista in a VDI you are violating Microsofts licensing agreement. Hope you purchased the correct version.

Are you confused now? I still am. But I always thought that the synonym for Microsoft licensing is "Confusion". That is why we have VARs. LOL


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