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R H 41 Reputation points

Total Newbie to Azure. I have preliminarily looked over the docs and get the general idea, however had some (dumb?) questions.

  1. I began creating a Windows 10 desktop vm and got hung up at the "licensing" box. I'm sure I do not have, as they said, an enterprise license with multi-tenant hosting rights. I just have Windows 10 Home on my home computer. I am not an enterprise and am just an individual who wants to run a program on a windows vm and do some personal testing for myself. This cannot be done without an enterprise subscription license for multiple users?
  2. If I run multiple instances of the Windows 10 vm that I create, will I need such a license for each instance?

Thank You

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  1. Limitless Technology 26,656 Reputation points

    Hello RH,

    I believe that you have selected the option: "I confirm that I have an eligible Windows 10 license with multi-tenant hosting" during the deployment. This requires later to have that kind of subscription.

    Client OS licenses have never been available as part of the VM price in Azure, only Server licenses. If you wish to use Windows 10 VM's you will need to bring your own licenses. You need Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5 per user or Windows Virtual Desktop Access per user (User Subscription Licenses or Add-on User Subscription Licenses), Multitenant Hosting Rights for Windows 10 licenses.

    If you need just a "normal" Windows 10 license you should pick the a "normal" Windows 10 image for the VM. This way the Windows 10 license is included in the price of the Azure VM.

    I can refer you to the next article, with effective information about activation, licensing information:


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