OS Deployer License Policy

There are server and workstation licenses of ManageEngine OS Deployer


In terms of the number of allowed deployments, a license can be one of two types:

A machine license enables an unlimited number of deployments to a particular machine. You may want to use this type of license if you perform deployment to the same machine on a regular basis.Each license is directly tied to the MAC address of the hardware.

A deployment license enables a single successful deployment to a machine. You may want to use this type of license if you perform deployment to the same machine once or infrequently. If deployment under a deployment license fails, you can perform another deployment under the same license.

You can obtain a license key that corresponds to a number of deployment licenses.

When setting up a deployment operation, you can choose whether a deployment license can be automatically used instead of a machine license, or conversely.

ManageEngine OS Deployer licensing is based on the number of deployed and/or managed computers. E.g., to deploy a system on 100 computers one needs 100 licenses. Further managing or redeploying of the deployed computers does not require additional licenses.

Depending on the operating system, one needs to have either a workstation or a server license:

Operating System License Type
Windows Server 2008 Server
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (x86, x64) Server
Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86, x64) Server
Windows Small Business Server 2003 Server
Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Server
Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions Server
Windows 2000 Server Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server Server
MS Windows 7 Workstation
Windows 2000 Professional SP4 Workstation
Windows Vista Home Basic (x86, x64) Workstation
Windows Vista Home Premium (x86, x64) Workstation
Windows Vista Business (x86, x64) Workstation
Windows Vista Ultimate (x86, x64) Workstation
Windows XP Home Workstation
Windows XP Professional Workstation
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Workstation
Windows XP Professional SP2 Workstation
Linux (kernel: 2.4.9 - 2.6.x) Server

One needs a workstation license to deploy:

  • a disk or partition without any operating system;
  • unidentifiable operating system.

More information

There is only one installation file for ManageEngine OS Deployer - differentiation of server and workstation licenses is done on the ManageEngine License Server level.

ManageEngine Universal Deploy has its own serial numbers and license agreement. Depending on the type of the Windows operating system, one will need either a workstation or a server license.

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