Windows 10 V1803 supports VM Subscription Activation

Another note for administrators running Windows 10 environments with hosts and virtual Windows 10 machines. You can pass on the activation from the host to the clients.


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Subscription Activation

It has been a tweet from MSWindowsITPro, pointing out the new feature available from Windows 10 v1803 and upward.

Microsoft has published a document entitled Windows 10 Subscription Activation that describes the deployment options for Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and Windows 10 Enterprise E5 subscriptions from Windows 10 version 1703. These licenses include several models for upgrading from Windows 10 Pro to Enterprise.

However, companies with a Windows 10 Enterprise license can benefit from a new feature. Windows 10 version 1803 an upward supports Inherited Activation. Inherited activation in Windows 10, version 1803 allows Windows 10 virtual machines to inherit the activation status from their Windows 10 host. Details may be found within this Microsoft document.


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