Definition – What does Microsoft Volume Licensing mean?
Microsoft Volume Licensing is a Microsoft’s service for organizations that require several licenses, but not the software media, packing and documentation supplied with the full packaged product. It contains several advantages such as lower-price per installation, two or three-year license agreement and more. The service starts with Microsoft Vista, and later Windows Operating Systems and its VLKs were replaced with multiple activation keys or key management server keys.
Glossary Web explains Microsoft Volume Licensing
Microsoft advises organizations to consider three different area before purchasing Microsoft Volume Licensing such as size and type, product desired and how the product with be used. Microsoft is also able to tailor some of its programs to meet the needs of specific industries such as universities, manufacturing and government agencies etc.
Normally, the volume license key limits the user organization to fixed numbers of installations. Microsoft Volume Licensing also often requires recording the numbers installations, keeping the key confidential and possibly even requiring the user organization to be exposed to the software licensing audit to ensure compliance with the terms of the license agreement.