A seri­al­ized label affixed to devices con­tain­ing embed­ded Microsoft oper­at­ing sys­tems. The COA is the main tool for fight­ing pira­cy and prod­uct track­ing and pro­vides a license. The spe­cif­ic name of the prod­uct is print­ed on the label. For more infor­ma­tion, see the COA sec­tion. Terms and con­di­tions that must be signed by an OEM to acquire Microsoft Embed­ded licensed prod­ucts. For more infor­ma­tion, see the CLA sec­tion. The fol­low­ing is a gen­er­al illus­tra­tion of licens­ing Microsoft Win­dows Embed­ded prod­ucts. The licens­ing process may vary by prod­uct and may change, so please con­tact your Embed­ded Local Avnet Microsoft Embed­ded Expert. ALPs define prod­uct usage rights and restric­tions spe­cif­ic to each Microsoft Embed­ded license product.

The ALPs are locat­ed on the pack­ag­ing of asso­ci­at­ed prod­uct mate­r­i­al (APM) pro­vid­ed by Avnet Sil­i­ca and sup­plied by a Microsoft Autho­rized Repli­ca­tor (AR) repli­ca­tor. See sec­tion BTS/ALP Form more details Microsoft pro­vides the soft­ware to cre­ate the image as a down­load of a secure web­site. Access can be grant­ed after acti­va­tion of the CLA. In the embed­ded chain, some prod­ucts were designed as desk­top prod­ucts, but Microsoft has includ­ed built-in licens­ing rules or restric­tions that indi­cate how to adapt the prod­uct. Allows the OEM to repli­cate the image based on the Microsoft Embed­ded Licensed prod­uct across a num­ber of embed­ded sys­tems. After order­ing Run­time licens­es, the OEM receives the Asso­ci­at­ed Prod­uct Mate­ri­als (APM) from Avnet Sil­i­ca. NPAs are mate­ri­als that Microsoft may change from time to time, but are nec­es­sary for the dis­tri­b­u­tion of the embed­ded sys­tem. The APM usu­al­ly con­sists of two ele­ments: the COA and the ALP, which con­tain prod­uct-spe­cif­ic WEEE con­di­tions (End User License Agree­ment). Any embed­ded sys­tem intend­ed for dis­tri­b­u­tion requires a run­time license. An alphanu­mer­ic char­ac­ter string that is on the COA or that is specif­i­cal­ly request­ed by Microsoft and that is intend­ed for each Microsoft prod­uct and that pro­vides a unique iden­ti­fi­ca­tion number.

Run­time Keys is used to prove authen­tic­i­ty and flash an image on a num­ber of embed­ded sys­tems. The Win­dows Embed­ded license is set in such a way that it is pos­si­ble to make a min­i­mal advance invest­ment, as most of the asso­ci­at­ed costs are only incurred when your device is ready to be shipped and sold suc­cess­ful­ly. Since the gen­er­al terms and con­di­tions of sale must be trans­mit­ted to the end user, the EULA must be shipped with the equip­ment equip­ment. For more infor­ma­tion, see the COA section.…