Sysinternals OK for use by IT consultants

Sysinternals OK for use by IT consultants

Ever since Microsoft bought Winternals two years ago, there has been a great deal of confusion about whether IT consultants are free to use the Sysinternals software utilities on their clients’ machines. The license agreement stated that the tools could only be used on “your” systems, not those owned by anyone else (including, it would seem, your clients).

Microsoft has now clarified the licensing rules, indicating that IT consultants are within their rights to install and use these tools on their clients’ systems, so long as they are not also widely distributing the tools. Consultants are urged to download the latest versions of the tools just prior to installing them, and to uninstall the tools after use.

I commend Microsoft for coming to this common-sense conclusion.

Posted in All, MS Licensing, Software, Technology on Jun 6th, 2008, 1:59 pm by David Schrag   

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