CX-E The Microsoft Embedded Operating System Bulletin: #173

 Microsoft Windows Server Embedded Operating System Policy Product Bulletin 173 - Microsoft Embedded Operating System Policy and Up.

The Microsoft Embedded Operating System

The Microsoft Windows Server operating system that AVST ships with CX-E/S software and AVST certified hardware, is covered by the Microsoft embedded operating system license. The AVST CX-E/S software (CallXpress software in the past), the Microsoft Windows Server embedded operating system, and the AVST certified hardware, constitute the “embedded system”. The Microsoft Windows Server embedded operating system is only licensed to run on the embedded system, as defined above.

PRODUCT BULLETIN

Bulletin: #173

Date: May 15, 2014

The following key aspects are relevant to understanding the terms of the license. Also see MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS shipped with the AVST embedded system for additional details.

 The Microsoft Windows Server embedded operating system is functionally equivalent to the commercial standard version of such operating system. For example: Windows Server 2008 R2 embedded operating system shipped by AVST is the functional equivalent of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition.

 The only business application licensed to run on the Microsoft embedded operating system shipping from AVST is the AVST CallXpress and CX-E/S, or one of its components. Customers may not run any other software on the Microsoft embedded operating system shipped by AVST, with the exception of administration and maintenance tools as outlined in the MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS shipped with the AVST embedded system.

 The Microsoft Windows Server embedded operating system is only licensed to run as part of the embedded system, and as a result, can only run on the hardware platform shipped from AVST as part of the embedded system. Should the hardware platform shipped by AVST fail, the Microsoft Windows Server embedded operating system license may be transferred to a replacement platform shipped by AVST.

 The CallXpress and CX-E/S applications running on the Microsoft embedded operating system are licensed for an unlimited number of client access licenses (CALs).

Customers running CallXpress and CX-E/S on commercial versions of the Microsoft Windows Server operating system may be required to purchase server CALs per the Microsoft licensing agreement. Depending on the licensing model of choice, customers may have to purchase user CALs for each subscriber in the system, or device CALs for each device the subscribers use to access the CX-E system. Customers planning to run CallXpress and CX-E/S on commercial versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system should review the Microsoft license terms for the version they are planning on using to determine the license requirements, CALs included. PRODUCT BULLETIN #173

Page 2 of 3 Future proofing the embedded systems for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Future proofing the embedded systems for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Customers purchasing new CX-E/S systems may opt to future proof their systems for Windows 2012 R2.

Support of CX-E/S on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is scheduled for the next version of the product, expected by the end of the year 2014. At the time the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 support is released, customers that opted to future proof their systems for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 must order the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 embedded Recovery Media disc from AVST, and use it to refresh the operating system for their CX-E/S systems by installing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 embedded.

Important! Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 embedded from Recovery Media will result in a clean operating system image. After completing the installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 embedded from Recovery Media, customers must re-install CX-E/S and all maintenance and administration tools, as well as restore the CX-E/S data from backup.

Customers that chose to future proof their new CX-E/S system for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, can run the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 embedded operating system for up to 12 months from the date of purchase. Before the end of the 12 months period, customers must update their CX-E/S system by installing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 embedded operating system.

Important! Order Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 future proof PN 1090-98155-00 with your new CX-E/S system in order to be able to install Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 embedded operating system without buying a new license. Then, upon AVST announcing support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012, order the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 embedded operating system Recovery Media disc associated with your certified AVST server, and complete the operating system update within 12 months from the purchase date.

How to order

o Include PN 1090-98155-00 in the PO to indicate that customer wants to receive a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 embedded license (COA) and the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 embedded Recovery Media disc.

o Customer commits to update their CX-E/S systems by installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 embedded within 12 months from purchase.

Note: If PN 1090-98155-00 is not included, AVST will ship the CX-E/S system with Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Embedded license. Part Number Description
1090-98155-00 Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 future proof (new systems only)Customers will receive a Windows Server 2012 R2 license (COA) and a Windows 2008 R2 Recovery Media disc. Customers must update their CX-E/S systems by installing Windows Server 2012 R2 embedded operating system within 12 months from purchase.
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