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We have a very large enterprise type of application developed in VB.NET, SQL
Server, RS 2005, using win forms and web forms. We are a major international
company with 200+ divisions around the world.

We are looking to have a small number of these divisions begin implementing
this software we have developed at our division. First step is to have each
of the divisions interested to evaluate the software. Now without doing a
full blown implementation at each site (which could take 2 weeks or more) we
are thinking of sending those divisions interested in evaluating the product
a VMWare image containing XP, IIS, SQL Server 2005 (with Reporting Services),
and the custom developed software. This would be runable and useable without
any installation or custom configurations.

This would be self contained image and only used for evaluation. I cannot
find anything on the internet site as to licensing terms in this scenario.

My initial thoughts is we go through with this ignoring licensing, each
division has many of these licenses already in their production enviroment
and probably have many free licenses available (although I cannot guarantee
this).

Is it enough to say that anyone evaluating it must have available XP (or
SQL/RS) licenses in order to use this image, and the division would use their
discretion?

Is there another place I could find more information about this. I know
this is probably not the best place to post this messag but I cannot see any
newsgroups more closely related to my question.

Mar 23 '07 #1
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VJ
you may want to post in a WindowsXp.general usergroup, and get a repsonse.

VJ

"D-Someone" <DS******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
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We have a very large enterprise type of application developed in VB.NET,
SQL
Server, RS 2005, using win forms and web forms. We are a major
international
company with 200+ divisions around the world.

We are looking to have a small number of these divisions begin
implementing
this software we have developed at our division. First step is to have
each
of the divisions interested to evaluate the software. Now without doing a
full blown implementation at each site (which could take 2 weeks or more)
we
are thinking of sending those divisions interested in evaluating the
product
a VMWare image containing XP, IIS, SQL Server 2005 (with Reporting
Services),
and the custom developed software. This would be runable and useable
without
any installation or custom configurations.

This would be self contained image and only used for evaluation. I cannot
find anything on the internet site as to licensing terms in this scenario.

My initial thoughts is we go through with this ignoring licensing, each
division has many of these licenses already in their production enviroment
and probably have many free licenses available (although I cannot
guarantee
this).

Is it enough to say that anyone evaluating it must have available XP (or
SQL/RS) licenses in order to use this image, and the division would use
their
discretion?

Is there another place I could find more information about this. I know
this is probably not the best place to post this messag but I cannot see
any
newsgroups more closely related to my question.

Mar 23 '07 #2

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Why? It's unlikely that they know anything about licensing .Net
applications over there.

I'd post the question to microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.vb and see if
anybody responds.

Robin S.
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"VJ" <no***********@yahoo.comwrote in message
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you may want to post in a WindowsXp.general usergroup, and get a
repsonse.

VJ

"D-Someone" <DS******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:92**********************************@microsof t.com...
>We have a very large enterprise type of application developed in VB.NET,
SQL
Server, RS 2005, using win forms and web forms. We are a major
international
company with 200+ divisions around the world.

We are looking to have a small number of these divisions begin
implementing
this software we have developed at our division. First step is to have
each
of the divisions interested to evaluate the software. Now without doing
a
full blown implementation at each site (which could take 2 weeks or
more) we
are thinking of sending those divisions interested in evaluating the
product
a VMWare image containing XP, IIS, SQL Server 2005 (with Reporting
Services),
and the custom developed software. This would be runable and useable
without
any installation or custom configurations.

This would be self contained image and only used for evaluation. I
cannot
find anything on the internet site as to licensing terms in this
scenario.

My initial thoughts is we go through with this ignoring licensing, each
division has many of these licenses already in their production
enviroment
and probably have many free licenses available (although I cannot
guarantee
this).

Is it enough to say that anyone evaluating it must have available XP (or
SQL/RS) licenses in order to use this image, and the division would use
their
discretion?

Is there another place I could find more information about this. I know
this is probably not the best place to post this messag but I cannot see
any
newsgroups more closely related to my question.


Mar 23 '07 #3

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RobinS <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote:
Why? It's unlikely that they know anything about licensing .Net
applications over there.
As far as I can tell, the post isn't about licensing the OP's
application - it's about licensing VMWare images containing XP, IIS,
and SQL Server 2005.

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Jon Skeet - <sk***@pobox.com>
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet Blog: http://www.msmvps.com/jon.skeet
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Mar 23 '07 #4

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"Jon Skeet [C# MVP]" <sk***@pobox.comwrote in message
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RobinS <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote:
>Why? It's unlikely that they know anything about licensing .Net
applications over there.

As far as I can tell, the post isn't about licensing the OP's
application - it's about licensing VMWare images containing XP, IIS,
and SQL Server 2005.

--
Jon Skeet - <sk***@pobox.com>
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet Blog: http://www.msmvps.com/jon.skeet
If replying to the group, please do not mail me too
In that case, never mind. ;-) Is the weekend here *yet*??

Robin S.
Mar 23 '07 #5

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