Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 licensing

How can I distinguish from my Windows PC (only the client) if it is running Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or Windows 10 Enterprise E5.
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Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerAsked:
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Are you able to run a PowerShell command like the following?

PS C:\> [System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version

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or

PS C:\> (gwmi win32_operatingsystem).caption

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Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hello Martin, thanks for your comment. But it only lists the Major, Minor, Build, and Revision. That information is about the version, rather than the edition.

My question is how can I recognize with one specific computer is licensed as Windows Enterprise, E3 or E5?
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Did you try that second command which should put out the version string?

These are the expected v10 versions:

PS C:\> (gwmi win32_operatingsystem).caption

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Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 Enterprise E3
Windows 10 Enterprise E5

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Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hey thanks again,

That seems a bit closer.

But I have two different machines, one is running Win10Ent and another one Win10EntE5, and I am getting the same output for both of them:

Windows 10 Enterprise

Not specifying if they are E3 or E5
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
So I think at the core the OS major and minor levels should be the same, can you confirm that ?

The only delta I can see are some installed service apps... there should a remote command combo to check for the existence of one or more of these to qualify as E5:

  • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
  • Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack
  • BranchCache
  • Windows to Go
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Try using VAMT CIL on the licencing server to grab the SKUs
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686879.aspx
E3 =  AAA-51069 - Win10UsrOLSActv Alng MonthlySub Addon E3
E5 =  AAA-51068 - Win10UsrOLSActv Alng MonthlySub Addon E5
Not sure you can grab from individual workstations yet as the SKU key in the registry isn't currently updated by subscription services
But you could look in either msinfo32 or check for an EditionSubString at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
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Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your emails...

Anyone of you are using specifically Windows 10 E3 or E5?

Not the regular Enterprise edition.
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Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Can we close this question ?
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