Thursday, 1 May 2008

Some Media Kits Required to SPLA

As we work our way through the SPLA system to get our on-site and in-house hosting environment online, there have been a number of hiccups along the way.

One of the toughest so far was getting our media.

So, when starting down this particular road, the lesson we have learned is this: Order the needed media kits from our SPLA distributor of choice first.

Here are the kits we have ordered so far:
  • Windows Server 200x
    • P70-00299 Windows Server Web 2003 SP2
    • LWA-00039 Windows Web Server 2008
    • P73-02703 Windows Server Standard 2003 R2 SP2
    • P73-03830 Windows Server Standard 2008
    • P72-02472 Windows Server Enterprise 2003 R2 SP2
    • P72-02841 Windows Server Enterprise 2008
  • Windows Small Business Server 200x
    • T72-00551 Windows Small Business Server 2003 Std SP1
    • T72-01504 Windows Small Business Server 2003 Std R2 SP2
    • T75-00605 Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium SP1
    • T75-01360 T75-00605 Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium R2 SP2
  • Windows Desktop
    • 66J-01875 Windows Vista Business x64 Upgrade (SPLA licensed)
    • 66J-02077 Windows Vista Business x86 Upgrade (SPLA licensed)
  • Microsoft Applications
    • 269-06937 Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Edition
    • 021-08228 Microsoft Office 2007 Standard
    • 79P-00031 Microsoft Office 2007 Professional Plus
    • 086-03143 Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Standard
    • D87-03249 Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional
    • H30-02116 Microsoft Office Project 2007 Professional
SBS comes with the product key attached to the media and is associated with our SPLA number.

The rest require us to get in touch with the product licensing people to obtain our keys. Our agreement number and proper contact information is required for this call.

When it comes to obtaining the necessary keys, it is a good idea to wait 72 hours before placing the product key request as it may take that long, or longer for the agreement to register in the SPLA system.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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2 comments:

Seth said...

What are the chances that Microsoft would enable the download of the ISOs from the MSDN site instead of forcing the purchase of all the media packs. It seems like a waste of money to buy all the CDs/DVDs when they're just going to be ripped to ISO and put on a NAS anyways.

Philip E. said...

Seth,

Agreed. The MVLS or eOpen sites would work just fine for this.

If the SPLA provider has internal licensing for the required products, then the media kits are relatively moot with the exception for SBS.

SBS media kits would be required anyway because the product keys cannot be generated by MS Licensing. The key is on the back of the media package.

SPLA has been around for a long time and there is a pretty good install base of companies providing SPLA services. So, having a SPLA dedicated site that has an ISO setup and even a key generation setup like eOpen or MVLS shouldn't be too hard to do?

Thanks for the comment,

Philip