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Windows 7: W7 Enterprise Technet - Time limited or not


10 Oct 2009   #1

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 
W7 Enterprise Technet - Time limited or not

Hi all

I see that technet now allows the "Retail" i.e "ordinary" suscriber to download the Enterprise version of Windows 7.

Before I do a 3GB download and spend time installing and trialling this out can anyone tell me if this version is "time limited". I saw that some public trials were limited to 90 days.

Can anyone also tell me if Enterprise still has the Media Center in it.

I want to avoid download, backing up an existing machine and a lot of testing if this product IS time limited.

Thanks in advance

cheers

jimbo

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10 Oct 2009   #2

 

The public enterprise download is a 90 day trial.
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10 Oct 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Jimbo.. I would think that if you are getting it through Technet, that it wouldnt be limited... But that leads to the next question... Why would you want to download it to begin with?? .. Unless you need it to deploy Windows 7 to multiple desktops, you aren't going to gain anything over the RTM version available to Technet subscribers...
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10 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

As zer010 said, that publically available download of the enterprise version is a 90 evaluation copy.
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10 Oct 2009   #5

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Jimbo.. I would think that if you are getting it through Technet, that it wouldnt be limited... But that leads to the next question... Why would you want to download it to begin with?? .. Unless you need it to deploy Windows 7 to multiple desktops, you aren't going to gain anything over the RTM version available to Technet subscribers...
Hi there
that's just what I want to do testing for - for setting up a system on a server where multiple desktops can be deployed.

The user at logon will be notified to start the installation procedure and then the system should install seamlessly on their desktops with the corporate apps already installed.

Before going down this route I'd like to do a bit of "homework" first to see if it works.

It's easy to design a business process but before implementing I'd certainly like to give it at least a single "functional test". I've got server 2008 as the server for deploying from.

I don't want to prepare for this and then find out we'd have to go through the whole kybosh again in another 90 days - management would be rightfully peeved at this.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Oct 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I was hoping this was the case... Im sure that it will suit your needs well then.. I havent heard of any time line for its release though.. Good luck..
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12 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

New User here..I have a Technet Plus subcription through my workplace. Prior to buying it, I spoke at length with a surprisingly helpful CSR who detailed what you are entitled to. Long and short, with the subscription downloads and keys there are no time limitations(unless its clearly listed as a 30/60/90 day eval period). I just grabbed Enterprise and will be deploying it from a 2008 box as well
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12 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are simply downloading it from the TechNet public webpage, it is the 90 day trial. If you downloaeed it through your TechNet subscription, then it is the full version. What's the confusion?
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