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Windows 7 rollout

All,

We have about 500 machines, some with xp and some are brand new still in box with Win 7 on them. We need to have all machines run Win 7 and are looking to create a new image of Win 7 with all software on it. However, there are 2 dilemas. 1. The licensing and 2. how to roll it out. We dont want to "upgrade" we want to do fresh installs on each machine. USer data is already forwarded via gpo to a file seerver.

So, we were gonna order 500 win 7 enterprise licesnes but Micirsoft doesnt offer an open license, they say we must purchase 500 retail which means 500 different product keys, not going that route.

SO my question is how is everyone else managing their licenses and also whats the best way to roll this image out when we do create it after figuring out the licensing issue?
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jbell72
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
someone at Microsoft licensing led you astray. Part of this is your wording, you will be upgrading the current licensed version of the operating system
Product Name	SKU	Purchase Period	Purchase Year	Quantity	Price	Total
Microsoft® Windows Professional 7 Sngl OPEN 1 License No Level Legalization Get Genuine	FQC-02872	Non-Specific	Each	500	$184.00	$92,000.00
Product Name	SKU	Purchase Period	Purchase Year	Quantity	Price	Total
Microsoft® Windows Professional Sngl Upgrade/	FQC-02374	Non-Specific	Each	500	$296.00	$148,000.00
Software Assurance Pack OPEN 1 License No Level
Microsoft® Windows Professional 7 Sngl Upgrade OPEN 1 License No Level	FQC-02371	Non-Specific	Each	500	$187.00	$93,500.00

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