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I want to offer Live OneCare to Customers I support RRS feed

  • Question

  • And I was wondering if anyone has had some experience with this.

     

    Is there a way to buy bulk licenses?

     

    What would be the best way to handle the Windows Live ID if I want ot manage Live OneCare for my customers?  Should I create an Live ID to use for the customer?

     

    Can I set up Live OneCare to alert me if there is an issue?

     

    Thanks for any info you can provie.

     

    pwilson

    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 3:10 PM

Answers

  • This is out of my area of expertise, but I do believe that there was or is a partner program available for you to obtain OneCare as an OEM item. I recommend contacting Microsoft directly to inquire. I searched the Microsoft Partner program web site and found the following links: https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40049168?PS=95000124  and one for volume licensing - https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40049442?PS=95000124  Not being set up as a partner, I can't access the content, though. :-(
    The main partner web site, if you haven't already set yourself up for this is:
    http://partner.microsoft.com

    If you are not a partner, nor plan to sign up as one, you can still purchase copies of OneCare at retail and install and configure them for your customers. Personally, I'd create a LiveID for each customer, document that LiveID, and then provide the LiveID and password to the customer for future use after you activate OneCare for them.

    Since a OneCare subscription is good for up to 3 computers and a single Circle is defined by the LiveID used to activate the subscription, there would be no way for you to be alerted to a problem by OneCare. This has been asked for by others, though, so I imagine that it is at least on the table for future consideration.
    -steve
    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 5:22 PM
    Moderator

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  • This is out of my area of expertise, but I do believe that there was or is a partner program available for you to obtain OneCare as an OEM item. I recommend contacting Microsoft directly to inquire. I searched the Microsoft Partner program web site and found the following links: https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40049168?PS=95000124  and one for volume licensing - https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40049442?PS=95000124  Not being set up as a partner, I can't access the content, though. :-(
    The main partner web site, if you haven't already set yourself up for this is:
    http://partner.microsoft.com

    If you are not a partner, nor plan to sign up as one, you can still purchase copies of OneCare at retail and install and configure them for your customers. Personally, I'd create a LiveID for each customer, document that LiveID, and then provide the LiveID and password to the customer for future use after you activate OneCare for them.

    Since a OneCare subscription is good for up to 3 computers and a single Circle is defined by the LiveID used to activate the subscription, there would be no way for you to be alerted to a problem by OneCare. This has been asked for by others, though, so I imagine that it is at least on the table for future consideration.
    -steve
    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 5:22 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, Steve.  I appreciate the help.

     

    pwilson

     

    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 7:22 PM
  • What do you do if you tried to activate one care with out an email address?

     

    Saturday, May 10, 2008 1:49 AM
  •  Russell D. wrote:

    What do you do if you tried to activate one care with out an email address?

     

    You can't activate OneCare without a LiveID, which can be your email address, but can be a new address created at http://account.live.com

    -steve

    Monday, May 12, 2008 3:25 PM
    Moderator