Managing License Agreements
Updated: December 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Intune December 2012 Release
The Licenses workspace of Windows Intune enables you to add and manage license agreement information for software that was purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements, and for Microsoft or non-Microsoft software that was purchased by other means. With Windows Intune, you can upload Microsoft Software License Terms information to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) site, which enables you to determine the license entitlement that corresponds to a set of Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements.
|This feature is provided for convenience only and accuracy is not guaranteed. You should not rely on it to confirm compliance with Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements. Microsoft will not use the data gathered through this software license management feature to investigate potential violations of or compliance with license agreements you may have with us.|
You can perform the following management tasks for Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements and other software agreements in the Windows Intune administrator console:
You can enter and manage licenses.
You can compare the entitlement information that Windows Intune retrieves from VLSC to the inventory of Microsoft software that Windows Intune detects on your managed computers.
You can create license reports that show installation and license counts for software titles.
License reports can help you assess your complete license position for Microsoft software and non-Microsoft software titles. These reports are for your use only. For more information, see the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement.
|Features of the Licenses workspace do not affect your license agreements or entitlements to use your software. No actions that you perform in Windows Intune can change the properties and terms of your license agreements with Microsoft or other software providers. For example, deleting a license agreement pair in Windows Intune does not delete or nullify license agreements that exist between you and Microsoft.|
Windows Intune Volume Licensing agreements provide license information for software that was purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements. The Add Volume Licensing Agreements command on the Licenses Overview opens the Add Agreements form that you can use to add license agreements to Windows Intune by providing matched pairs of agreement numbers. For information about how to add other software licensing agreements, see Adding a License Agreement.
Software licensing agreements can be added to license groups. You can use license groups to organize your license agreements in units that are logical for your organization. For more information about license groups, see Managing License Agreements with License Groups.
The Add Other Software Agreement task on the Licenses Overview page enables you to add license agreements to Windows Intune that are not Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements. These agreements can include non-Microsoft software or Microsoft software that was purchased through a retailer. For information about how to add Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements, see Adding a License Agreement.
Software agreements can be added to license groups. You can use license groups to organize your license agreements in units that are logical for your organization. For more information about license groups, see Managing License Agreements with License Groups.