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Is it allowed to run a VM on VMware using Visual Studio with MSDN and SA licensing? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We need a Windows x86 OS to run some legacy tools (Beckhoff PLC) on it to support older versions of our software. Is it allowed to run a Windows 10 x86 OS VM on a dedicated development VMware ESXi host to use this legacy software? It needs to be x86 and we do want a supported OS (so Windows Server 2008 doesn't comply)

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:09 AM

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  • Hi JurgenHannink,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    >> Is it allowed to run a Windows 10 x86 OS VM on a dedicated development VMware ESXi host to use this legacy software?

    Refer to your description, this issue is about the OS. Since our forum is to discuss the Visual Studio WPF/SL Designer, Visual Studio Guidance Automation Toolkit, Developer Documentation and Help System, and Visual Studio Editor, please redirect to this appropriate forum: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows to seek for a more professional support.

    >> Is it allowed to run a VM on VMware using Visual Studio with MSDN and SA licensing?

    Do you want to run VS on a VM? Where did you got this license? For the benefit of the licensing, if you mean the standalone VS product key, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. If you mean the online subscription, please redirect to this forum: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/home?forum=msdnfeedback to confirm it, thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:34 AM
  • Hi,

    Yes. See:

    Microsoft Visual Studio Licensing

    https://www.visualstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Visual-Studio-2017-Licensing-Whitepaper-March-2017.pdf

    See this section:

    Where the Software can be Installed and Run

    The licensed user can install and use the software on any number of devices. The software can be installed and used on your devices at work, at home, at school, and even on devices at a customer’s office or on dedicated hardware hosted by a 3rd party. (...)


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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:42 AM
  • Hi all,

    Maybe the question wasn't clear; I want to install a Windows 10 x86 VM within a dedicated development VMware ESXi host. I don't install Visual Studio on it, but Visual Studio refers to this machine when using the Beckhoff PLC API's. We're using Visual Studio Professional with MSDN SA licences and we are aware of the fact that we can run VM's on the developer desktop/laptop itself. I only want to know if i'm licensed to install the VM with Beckhoff PLC on it..

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:51 AM
  • Hi JurgenHannink,

    Sorry for my delay reply and thank you for your detail description.

    If you do not want to install VS but VM on the Windows 10 OS, please redirect to this appropriate forum: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/home?forum=win10itprovirt&filter=answered&sort=lastpostdesc to seek for a more professional, since our forum is to discuss the VS IDE. Sorry for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Sara


    MSDN Community Support<br/> Please remember to click &quot;Mark as Answer&quot; the responses that resolved your issue, and to click &quot;Unmark as Answer&quot; if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact <a href="mailto:MSDNFSF@microsoft.com">MSDNFSF@microsoft.com</a>.

    Monday, June 26, 2017 8:33 AM