Rental Rights


The Rental Rights license from Microsoft permits organizations, as part of their businesses, to rent, lease, or loan PCs with licensed, qualifying versions of Windows desktop operating systems and/or Microsoft Office to third parties. Examples of these organizations include Internet cafés, hotels and airport kiosks, business service centers, and office equipment leasing companies.

Rental Rights modify the use rights of the underlying Windows or Microsoft Office licenses to allow renting or leasing of the software, which is generally prohibited under the standard license terms for those products. Rental Rights are user rights only and do not replace the underlying Windows or Microsoft Office product licenses.

Effective February 1, 2016, Rental Rights are no longer paid licenses available through Microsoft Volume Licensing. Instead, Rental Rights are now permitted under an updated Agreement for Leasing or Renting certain Microsoft Software Products (PDF, 510 KB). Qualifying applications and limitations are listed below.

Qualifying applications for Rental Rights: Office and Windows


Qualifying applications are limited to certain applications that are acquired through specific Microsoft programs. The qualifying applications (referred to individually as “Qualifying Application”) by program type are:

Office products

License agreement that applies to organization’s license:
Qualifying versions of Office for Rental Rights
OEM
PIPC (Japan only)
Microsoft Products and Services Agreement
Open License
Select or Select Plus Agreement
Office Standard
Office Standard 2016
Office Standard 2013

Office Standard 2010
Office Professional Plus
Office Professional Plus 2016
Office Professional Plus 2013
Office Professional Plus 2010
Office Personal 2016
Office Personal 2013
Office Home & Business 2016
Office Home & Business 2013
Office Professional 2016
Office Professional 2013
Office Mobile (licensed for personal, non-commercial use,
unless the end user has commercial use rights under a separate agreement)

Windows products

License agreement that applies to organization’s license:
Qualifying versions of Windows for Rental Rights*
OEM
Microsoft Products and
Services Agreement
Open License
Select or Select Plus Agreement
Windows 10 Pro
(N, KN) (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise,
Pro for Workstations
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
(32-bit or 64-bit) – Pro (K, KN)
Windows 7 Professional
(32-bit or 64-bit) (K, KN)
Windows Mobile
* N, K, and KN are specialized editions available for certain markets.

Limitations

  • Use of Rental Rights for Windows Enterprise is strictly prohibited.
  • Rental Rights are limited to commercial-use PCs.
  • Rental Rights cannot be used with products installed on servers or other devices that support multiple users.

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