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Microsoft EA/VDA question

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Any one have any insight into this one?

Customer has a 1000-seat EA with Windows, therefore they automatically have VDA rights for all users.  Because it is acquired via Windows SA, the VDA entitlement can only be applied to workstations or laptops.  Thin clients would typically require a separate VDA subsctiption.  SO, in our situation with 1000 qualified desktops, if the customer replaces 100 desktops with thin clients, must they purchase separate VDA subscriptions for the 100 thin clients? OR would they be covered as qualified desktops under the EA, hence nothing more to buy to set up these virtual desktops?

Secondary question: Company has employees provide their own hardware, full laptops - does the company need to buy  VDA for these employee-owned machines, or can they be covered with Windows Upgrade w/SA VDA rights?

Thank you!

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