This client management licence (ML) allows one nonserver device to be managed by Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager. If a device has multiple operating system environments (OSEs), a separate ML is required for each OSE managed by Configuration Manager.
If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organisation can use Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager to manage all client desktops, thin clients, mobile devices, and virtual desktops from a unified interface.
These components include Service Pack 1.
Other types of Microsoft System Center licences are also available. For more information, see the Microsoft System Center Range.
With Microsoft System Center 2012, the right to run management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for all of the System Center components listed above. The software includes a runtime version of Microsoft SQL Server Technology (Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition) to support Microsoft System Center. No additional licences are needed for management servers or Microsoft SQL Server technology.
The ML does not require media, licence keys, or setup codes.
Expect three emails:
1. When your donation request has been approved, Connecting Up will send a message to your organisation email address confirming the number of licences you have requested.
2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organisation to the Volume Licencing Service Center (VLSC).
3. Connecting Up will send an email with information about managing your donation at the VLSC. If you are new to the VLSC, you should wait for this email before you register there.
Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.