Windows 10: Installing Windows 10 Enterprise with an M365 E3 subscription

Discus and support Installing Windows 10 Enterprise with an M365 E3 subscription in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I attempted to upgrade my Windows 10 Pro machine to Windows 10 Enterprise as I believe it is included in our E3 subscription. I used the instructions... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Michael Holley Hugo, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Installing Windows 10 Enterprise with an M365 E3 subscription


    I attempted to upgrade my Windows 10 Pro machine to Windows 10 Enterprise as I believe it is included in our E3 subscription. I used the instructions here; specifically I applied the command [COLOR=rgba215, 57, 0, 1]cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43.[/COLOR]

    I am greeted with the following error:
    Installing Windows 10 Enterprise with an M365 E3 subscription 68e3f5cb-6f7c-40bb-9e17-72e31a33bf31?upload=true.png

    My understanding is that I shouldn't need a KMS setup; the license is included with our E3 subscription and should authenticate since it is AzureAD joined.


    I went hunting for a location to enable/activate Windows 10 Enterprise but do not see that option.


    Some assistance, please? Thanks!

    :)
     
    Michael Holley Hugo, Mar 2, 2021
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  2. M365 E3 Win 10 Enterprise

    Hi

    I have an M365 E3 subscription for our company and those users which had a laptop running Win 10 pro prior have been upgraded automatically to enterprise. However I have a number of laptops with Win 10 Home edition what I have upgraded however the license
    isnt being activated.

    I keep being told that we need to pay for an upgrade from Home edition to Pro which doesn't sound right given its advertised as part of the E3 subscription. To test this I created a VM with a Win 10 ISO
    without any product key and it was upgraded to Enterprise automatically and the license validated for enterprise.

    What do I need to do to upgrade a win 10 home edition to enterprise as part of the E3 Licence is the win 10 enterprise licence as it looks like these devices have an OEM key in the Bios that prohibits the licence being applied?
     
    Stephen Hill (stephen.hill), Mar 2, 2021
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  3. Does M365 E3 license (trough EA/Volume licensing) also give right to Win 10 Enterprise LTSC (IOT)?

    If your company has M365 E3 subscriptions, this includes the right to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise.

    Does this also mean that it includes the right to upgrade to Windows 10 IOT Enterprise LTSB/LTSC
    editions, rather than to Win 10 Enterprise?

    If yes, where can I find this explicitly in the terms?

    The text is unclear.

    The Product Terms only mention that M365 F1 and M365 Business have limited Windows 10 use rights, and they exclude Win 10 Enterprise LTSC.

    What is the situation for M365 E3?

    And IF M365 E3 does not give this right to use Win 10 IOT Enterprise, and these have to be acquired seperately, in that case:

    - Where/under what program to obtain these seperate licenses?

    - What does that mean for the E3 licenses previously assigned to these devices ('s users)?
     
    Airbender88, Mar 2, 2021
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  4. Installing Windows 10 Enterprise with an M365 E3 subscription

    Does M365 E3 license (trough EA/Volume licensing) also give right to Win 10 Enterprise LTSC (IOT)?

    Thanks Carl!

    Diving deeper on this, I come to the following:

    1. Having M365 E3 at itself gives right to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise.
    2. The Product terms clearly exclude lower editions like Win 10 Ent LTSB/LTSC (which is apparently the same as the IOT) when it comes to certain M365 Suites like the F and the Business suite. No such exclusions are present for the E3 or the E5. Knowing the
      IOT is a bit "dressed down" version of the Win 10 ENT, the Win 10 Enterprise should give you the right to opt for the Win 10 IOT Ent. edition, if you do not have a plan that specifically excludes this.
    3. The right to upgrade using the Win 10 Enterprise Upgrade option in your E3 suite, assumes there is an underlying OEM/qualifying license for your OS.
    4. The Win10 Qualifying OS guidelines state:

      The following operating systems qualify for the Windows 10 Pro Upgrade and/or
      Windows 10 Enterprise Upgrade through Microsoft Volume Licensing
      :
    5. Followed by a list of OS' that are required and give right to perform an upgrade via the Win 10 Enterprise Upgrade option in your suite (in this case the M365 E3 suite).

    So I would say based on this that it is possible to upgrade to Win 10 IOT Enterprise/LTSC if you also comply with the Qualifying OS list.

    So for example:

    - if you have Windows 7 Embedded POSReady devices, then you cannot upgrade these via the the E3 to either Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 IOT Enterprise, as it is not a qualifying OS.

    - if you have Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro, you should be able to upgrade to either Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 IOT Enterprise, as it is a qualifying OS.

    Or I am completely wrong and missing something essential here...
     
    Airbender88, Mar 2, 2021
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