About 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. 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 (MPSA)

Open License

Select or Select Plus Agreement

Office LTSC Standard 2021

Office Standard 2019

Office Standard 2016

Office Standard 2013

Office Standard 2010

Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021

Office Professional Plus 2019

Office Professional Plus 2016

Office Professional Plus 2013

Office Professional Plus 2010

Office Personal 2021

Office Personal 2019

Office Home & Business 2021

Office Home & Business 2019

Office Professional 2021

Office Professional 2019

* Office products for PIPC may have the license preinstalled on the device (“Digital”) or provided with an activation key on a card included with the device (“Card”).  Office PIPC Products eligible for Rental Rights are limited to the Commercial edition of the above Office versions (either Digital or Card) and the Consumer Card edition only.  Consumer Digital editions of the above Office Products are excluded from Rental Rights.

Windows products
License agreement that applies to organization’s license:

Qualifying versions of Windows for Rental Rights*

OEM

Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA)

Open License

Select or Select Plus Agreement

Windows 11 Pro

Windows 10 Pro (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 11 IoT Enterprise

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit) – Pro (Including K, KN)

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit – Professional (Including K, KN)

* 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.