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Microsoft SPLA licensing

Can I sell SPLA MS Licenses to a client who owns the hardware, keeps it in their office but the software is part of my managed services offering? Some say you can only sell SPLA Licenses when you are a hosting provider.

Please advise

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piotrmikula108
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
My understanding of SPLA licensing is it is for hosted services only. If you install on client hardware it is considered the same as selling them the license which is in violation of the agreement.

I can see your argument though, it is like "the" cloud vs on premise cloud, a fine line.
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AkhaterCommented:
I do agree with RobWill, I have some hosted services and I use SPLA licenses, for my clients I sell normal licenses.


Honestly no one of us is a license expert and these issues are solved much more easily by contacting Microsoft license department  (even them get confused sometimes) at least you will have an official answer
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piotrmikula108Author Commented:
I talked to Dell spla expert and was told, can't do that way as long as the client owns the server can't do spla
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