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Windows 7: Technet Plus changed and Reduced number of Keys to 5

26 Sep 2010   #241
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Agreed: We agree to disagree. I never said we only purchased 1 TechNet Pro.
Well, there we go. So, I don't see why limiting Technet Pro and Standard is such a big deal...as these larger scenarios often used as examples are always covered under other programs..where there aren't as many restrictions.

Most home user (not IT Pro) technet subscribers are just peeved because they cannot install to as many machines or give keys away to friends, others, etc as they have done in the past. Or they are angry out of principal at the business practice of taking something away in mid contract. The rest of the technet subscribers really won't notice anything different now.


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26 Sep 2010   #242
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

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Respectfully, the problem with this logic is you are assuming we can use Enterprise everywhere and that all machines are on a Domain. IT in a huge corporate world is extremely difficult, you have to support 5 different version of Windows 7
Well, in an enterprise world, if you had an enterprise agreement than you would most likely deploy Windows 7 enterprise edition across the board. I have yet to work in a corporate environment where some machines ran Windows7 starter, some ran home premium, others ran enterprise and a few had Ultimate.

Having an enterprise agreement with Microsoft does not dictate you have to be on a domain.

Anyway, I think this conversation is pointless as a large corporate environment like you describe above would never in a million years purchase 1 license for Technet standard and expect to support their organization. My current company is only 300 people, some in Australia, some in Europe and some in the US and for what we use our Enterprise Agreement renewal cost is almost $250,000 a year. These are not technet organizations.
$250,000 a year that is a small about, when you are talking millions of dollars our CEO does not want to spend a dime. $250,000 barely keeps the network connections between all locations turned on for a month.

And yes we are a multi TechNet user.

Again all good. Thanks for the discussion.
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26 Sep 2010   #243
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Agreed: We agree to disagree. I never said we only purchased 1 TechNet Pro.
Well, there we go. So, I don't see why limiting Technet Pro and Standard is such a big deal...as these larger scenarios often used as examples are always covered under other programs..where there aren't as many restrictions.

Most home user (not IT Pro) technet subscribers are just peeved because they cannot install to as many machines or give keys away to friends, others, etc as they have done in the past. Or they are angry out of principal at the business practice of taking something away in mid contract. The rest of the technet subscribers really won't notice anything different now.
Agreed.
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27 Sep 2010   #244
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Just to confirm that CURRENTLY (27 Sep 2007) SERVER products such as Windows 2003 server R2 Enterprise still show 10 keys as being available to technet professional but who knows for how much longer.

My only worry in all this is say another 6 months down the line will MS say OK Standard Subscriptions will be reduced to ONE key per product and the Professional to TWO keys per product.

After all they've changed the policy once so who says they can't do it again.

I've harvested all my keys now just in case we get this same stuff foisted on us again. I had already got a few as well before the change so I'm OK -- it's also unlikely I'd EVER use that many but I'm being cautious now --better safe than sorry.

I was lucky since ALL my downloads were reset to 0 including Windows Enterprise which has MAK (Multiple Activation for almost unlimited times).

I could probably bet EVERYONE on this board a Million Dollars (US) to a barrel load of Horse shXXe that *tightening up the rules* WILL NOT REDUCE PIRACY BUT WILL INCREASE IT.

Nearly everyone whose tried this B/S from "DRM'ing" Music to regional encoding of the older standard DVD's have found to their cost that the PIRATES are ALWAYS ahead in this game.

The ONLY FOOLPROOF way to reduce piracy is to EASE access to the products. This has been shown OVER AND OVER AGAIN to be the only way.

If any Technet keys are found on ebay or torrent sites the simple solution is to kill those plus all other ones harvested by the subscriber and BAR him / her from ANY future application for another subscription.

Cheers
jimbo
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27 Sep 2010   #245
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The MAk keys have an initial limit of 500 activations, and FYI, the MAK key can be used with the Windows 7 Professional version.. (Im going to try this later on today to confirm it)
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27 Sep 2010   #246
myhken

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

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The MAk keys have an initial limit of 500 activations, and FYI, the MAK key can be used with the Windows 7 Professional version.. (Im going to try this later on today to confirm it)
You don't have to try it out, I have done it, and it work. And if you see on this screen image from VAMT 2.0, you can see that the Enterprise key is for Pro also:

http://myhken.info/div/vamt_technet_mak_001.jpg
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27 Sep 2010   #247
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks for that .... saved me some time and verified what I thought...
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27 Sep 2010   #248
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myhken View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The MAk keys have an initial limit of 500 activations, and FYI, the MAK key can be used with the Windows 7 Professional version.. (Im going to try this later on today to confirm it)
You don't have to try it out, I have done it, and it work. And if you see on this screen image from VAMT 2.0, you can see that the Enterprise key is for Pro also:

http://myhken.info/div/vamt_technet_mak_001.jpg

Hi there
Thanks also for the info -- I was worried also about WIN 7 PRO as I've used a few keys already in testing.

But a tip -- don't just red line the keys -- you can easily "unlayer" this with photoshop.

The best way is to DELETE the keys from the original JPG.

I've seen on Financial sites where people post documents requesting advice on Credit Card debts with Illegal or dubious Credit agreements. The Accounts are often crossed out like your picture. Skilled Photoshoppers can often get to the layer underneath or remove the red line to get the posters credit card number or credit agreement.

Cheers
jimbo
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27 Sep 2010   #249
myhken

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

jimbo45: Thank you for the tip, but they keys is not what I have taken away here, it's my e-mail address. But if it's true what you write I can have a big problem since I have posted screenshots off all of my Technet subscription key pages to show people what products that's get what number of keys for.
And if it's so easy to get rid of the "red" og "white" or something, I have a problem, then people has access to all of my keys....
Are you sure you can do this? I'm not using PhotoShop to only add a layer, I'm using a old photosoftware from late 1990. So it's will not create a new layer....
Can you give me any links to info about this problem? Because, I have a several problem if it's true.
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27 Sep 2010   #250
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just be sure to merge the layers before saving the image and you'll be ok...
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