What is HPE ROK?

HPE and Microsoft bring together the world's leading server hardware and software innovations, applications, resources, and support.

HPE sells Windows Server licenses in a number of ways. To ensure customers purchase the right HPE ProLiant server with the right Windows Server edition, HPE developed the HPE OEM Windows Server Reseller Option Kit (ROK), that delivers, value pricing, flexible choices, one- stop ordering, and single source support to help you be more productive, achieve more with your investment and keep your business running smoothly.

How is HPE ROK different from other versions of Microsoft Windows Server?

HPE ROK is the very same Windows Server operating system you would get directly from Microsoft. However, through the OEM agreement with Microsoft, HPE is able to customise and optimize Windows Server specifically for ProLiant servers and it is BIOS-locked to ensure it can only be installed on ProLiant servers.

HPE ROK may only be purchased with a new ProLiant server. Resellers must affix the COA (Certificate of Authenticity) to the server before shipping to a customer. HPE ROK cannot be purchased as a stand-alone or separate option.

HPE ProLiant Servers and Microsoft Windows - the key to your business success

HPE ProLiant and Microsoft Windows bring together the world's leading server hardware and software innovations, applications, resources, and support to help you be more productive, achieve more with your investment, and keep your business running smoothly. Now supporting the new JustRightIT Flex Bundles Solutions!

Why choose HPE ROK over OEM direct from Microsoft?

Our customers need tools that accelerate the complexity of getting servers deployed quickly and inexpensively. HPE Intelligent Provisioning (HPE IP) provides a server-provisioning tool that eliminates media and time-consuming effort as all required drivers and software tools are pre-loaded onto your ProLiant Gen8 server.

No configuration CDs to use, no drivers to find, no guesswork. HPE IP recognizes if system software is out-of-date and automatically downloads the latest version's update direct from the Internet, eliminating 45% of server configuration steps and deploying servers 3x faster.

When you choose the HPE OEM branded version, HPE includes free electronic or telephone support incident for initial setup for 90 days from the date of purchase. If the label reads 'Microsoft', HPE will provide its normal warranty support for the server but would charge for software support.

What is included in HPE ROK?

How to qualify

Purchase a qualifying Top Value ProLiant server or new JustRightIT Flex Bundle Solution together with a qualifying HPE Microsoft Operating System (as outlined in the qualifying products table on the claim form) between 1 November 2016 - 31 December 2016, complete the below claim form and you will receive up to £900 cash back from HPE (values vary with each Operating System).

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