New MDOP Benefits

Since SoftGrid is part of MDOP I thought you might find this interesting.


As of the October Product Use Rights (PUR), customers can now use three of the five MDOP components (AIS, DaRT and AGPM) on their servers covered in the same domain as their MDOP covered desktops.  The below new use rights go into effect:

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (DOP) for Software Assurance.

Active Windows Vista Business Software Assurance coverage provides you with eligibility to acquire licenses for DOP for Software Assurance. These licenses are an optional and separate purchase from Software Assurance. See the Product List for details. If you invoke this benefit, you have the rights below for each DOP for Software Assurance license you acquire.

Installation and use rights.

The “licensed device” is the device to which you have assigned your corresponding qualifying license and Windows Vista Business Software Assurance coverage.

Licensed Device. You may install and use the software on the licensed device. Some functionality in the software is designed to manage software on the licensed device.  You may use that functionality on other devices solely to manage software running on the licensed device.  You may also use the following components to manage software on servers within your domain, so long as the desktops within that domain are licensed for MDOP:

· Advanced Group Policy Management

· Asset Inventory Service

· Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset


J.C. Hornbeck

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