Solved

Do Microsoft Server Licenses expire?

Posted on 2011-09-11
5
1,095 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hiya,

My organisation has a MS Windows Server Enterprise 2008 R2 license that became active Nov 2009, and it's flagged on the MS Volume Licensing site as expiring this Nov - but I thought these licenses were ongoing?  Do I actually have to buy another license??

I also have 3 Visual Studio Pro 2008 licenses that are also flagged as about to expire....

Confused!  Please help!
0
Comment
Question by:SophTheMoph
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:tomago
ID: 36520818
It depends on what type of license you purchased.  There are subscription licenses which expire, there are also licenses with Software Assurance (where the software assurance expires).  I would talk to your reseller to determine which licenses you purchased.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:tomago
ID: 36520820
I forgot to mention that the Visual Studio Pro licenses come with MSDN subscription, so that is what is expiring on those.  You will still have a VSP license, just no access to MSDN.
0
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
kevinhsieh earned 500 total points
ID: 36520931
It is probably the license purchasing agreement that is going to expire. This means that you will need a new Open license agreement or a different agreement to purchase additional licenses after your current agreement expires in November. Normally the licenses you already have will be valid forever.
0
 

Author Comment

by:SophTheMoph
ID: 36520960
kevinhsieh - this is what I have started to think, we have a list of about 20 Open Licence Agreements, so I guess any one of the active ones will be ok to take over these license..?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:tomago
ID: 36520983
good point kevinhsieh, if all the expirations are the same date (even is you purchased licenses at a later date under the same agreement) than that is probably what it is warning about.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
Note: This is the second blog post in a series on email clearinghouses (https://www.xmatters.com/alert-management/blog-email-has-failed-us?utm_campaign=70138000000ydLoAAI&utm_source=exex&utm_medium=article&utm_content=blog-post).   Every month t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question