HPE OEM Windows Server Reseller Option Kit (ROK) Reseller and Customer Benefits


rok_blk_pos_rgb.jpgYour customers need tools that accelerate the complexity of getting servers deployed quickly and inexpensively. The HPE OEM Microsoft Reseller Option Kit (ROK) was created to help! HPE ROK licenses are Microsoft Windows Server Operating System (OS) licenses that are sold by HPE Reseller Partners and optimized specifically for HPE Servers. ROK offers customers proven reliability and performance at an affordable price with easy purchase and setup. HPE ROK is the very same Windows Server OS one would get directly from Microsoft. However, through HPE’s OEM agreement with Microsoft, they are able to customize and optimize Windows Server specifically for HPE servers and it is BIOS-locked to ensure it can easily be installed on HPE Servers.


ROK Customer Benefits
- Lower acquisition cost: Customers who purchase a new HPE Server and Windows Server ROK Operating System (OS) together typically pay less than those who acquire them separately
- Lower support costs and hassle: Customers can make one call to HPE technical support for server and server OS installation, configuration, and setup- FREE for 90 days after purchase
- Tested and verified: Customers can rest assured knowing HPE has rigorously tested HPE Servers to ensure they are optimized to run and take advantage of all of the features of certified Windows Server OS sold by HPE


ROK Reseller Benefits
- Flexibility: Stock, sell, and install the Microsoft Windows Server ROK OS as you would any other HPE server option, on any HPE supported server
- Reduced installation time: HPE ROK is BIOS-locked to HPE servers, reducing the installation time
- Configurable on iQuote: HPE ROK is configurable on iQuote, giving you an easy and convenient tool for configuring and quoting your customers server solutions
- Convenience: With HPE ROK you can provide customers with the fastest and easiest way to purchase a HPE Server + Windows Server OS with no Microsoft licensing forms or download websites required
- Guided installation: Utilize HPE’s iLO Intelligent Provisioning technology for ease of deployment


Want to learn more about ROK? Catch up with our past ROK blogs, “What is ROK (HPE OEM Microsoft Windows Server Reseller Option Kit)?” and “HPE OEM Windows Server Reseller Option Kit (ROK) License Types” then visit


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