CSP Server Subscriptions Program

Program outline:
  • Products that are purchased through the CSP Server Subscription Program, can be used on premise, on dedicated hardware, or in an Azure environment.
  • Upgrade and downgrade rights included.
  • No Academic or Charity pricing available yet.
Deployment options:
  • Software purchased through this program can be deployed to physical or
    virtual servers.
  • For on premise usage, servers must be dedicated to a single customer’s use.
  • Software purchased through this program can be used in Azure.
License reassignment rights:

The 90-day rule applies.
Licenses may be reassigned between devices or users, but no more frequently
than every 90 days.

  • Permanent hardware failure.
  • Termination of a user’s employment .
  • Temporary reallocation for a user’s absence or a device that is out of service.
Available products:
  • The following products are available through the CSP Server Subscriptions model:
  • Windows Server Standard Core Licenses
  • Windows Server CAL (Device/User)
  • Windows Server Rights Management Services CAL
  • Windows Server Remote Desktop Services User CAL
  • SQL Server Standard/Enterprise Core licenses
  • Windows 7 Extended Security Updates


Accessing software and keys:
  • In the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to the Billing > Your products page.
  • On the Products tab, in the Software section, select the software that you want to
  • On the subscription details page, in the Downloads & keys section, choose the
    Product version, Language, and CPU & file type, then select Download.
  • To download the key, select Copy key to clipboard.
  • In the right pane, select Copy, then close the pane.
    Paste the key in a file in a secure location and then enter it as instructed during
    the software installation. The key is needed to activate the downloaded software.
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