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Licensing type is incorrectly set to RETAIL channel instead of OEM channel in Windows 10


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Symptoms

Assume that Windows 10 Professional for Education (ProEd) or Windows 10 Professional for Workstation (ProWS) is deployed on an OEM device, and the following conditions are true:

  1. Windows 10 image that is Professional, Professional for Education, or Professional for Workstation, with the appropriate default key, is installed.

  2. The Digital Product Key (DPK) that is used in the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is for Professional for Education or Professional for Workstation.

In this scenario, the device is activated and incorrectly shows the channel as "RETAIL" instead of "OEM."

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More information

This behavior is by design and is not an issue. Windows 10 Professional for Education and Windows 10 Professional for Workstation show as the RETAIL channel in the fully activated state.

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Article Info
Article ID : 4091525
Revision : 15
Created on : 3/2/2018
Published on : 3/2/2018
Exists online : False
Views : 394