Details of the EES

Objectives of Introducing EES

Reduction of illegal use of software licenses, reduction of license purchasing and management costs, and building on-campus information infrastructure.


Duration of EES


Eligible Users

EES is a form of licensing based on the "number of faculty and staff." Refer to the following table.

CategoryEES Eligibility
Undergraduate studentsNo(Available for on-campus computers for education use)
Graduate studentsNo(Available for on-campus computers for education use)
Non-degree research students and trainees in intensive Japanese programNo(Available for on-campus computers for education use)
Post-J.D. traineesNo(Available for on-campus computers for education use)
Non-degree research students, credited auditors, exchange students, and exchange research studentsNo(Available for on-campus computers for education use)
Students of affiliated schoolsNo(Available for on-campus computers for education use)
Full-time faculty and staff (with some exceptions)Yes
Part-time lecturersYes
Professors and associate professors of cooperative graduate schoolsNo(Available for on-campus computers for education use)
Professorss emeritiNo(Available for on-campus computers for education use)
Full-time researchersYes
Part-time researchersYes
Part-time staff (with some exceptions)Yes
Department of University Hospital management staffYes
University Hospital staffYes
Teachers and staff of affiliated schoolsYes


Number of Available Licenses


Eligible Software

The University of Tsukuba has enrolled in the "Desktop Education" portion of the EES offered by Microsoft. Therefore, software classified as "Desktop Education" may be freely used within the limitations of the license.

Windows OS (Upgrade Version) and Office Products

Windows OS (upgrade version) Office for Windows
Office for Mac
New installationNo(For installation on a Mac, refer to “Windows OS Installation on a Mac” below.)YesYes
UpgradeYesYesYes
ProductsWindows 10 Enterprise
(64/32 bit, Japanese and English versions)
Office 2019 Professional Plus
(64/32 bit, Japanese and English versions)
Office for Mac 2019
(Japanese and English versions)
Windows 10 Pro
(64/32 bit, Japanese and English versions)
Office 2016 Professional Plus
(64/32 bit, Japanese and English versions)
Office for Mac 2016
(Japanese and English versions)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
(64/32 bit, Japanese and English versions)
Office 2013 Professional Plus
(64/32 bit, Japanese and English versions)
-
- Office 2010 Professional Plus
(64/32 bit, Japanese and English versions)
-

Core CAL (Core Client Access License)

Eligible personnel can also use CAL to connect to Windows Server OS. The server OS itself (e.g., Windows Server 2012) is not included in the EES and must be purchased separately.

CAL Category
WindowsWindows Server CAL
ExchangeExchange Server CAL
SharePointSharePoint Server CAL
Skype for Business
(former Lync)
Skype for Business Server Standard CAL
(former Lync Server CAL)
SCCMSystem Center Configuration Manager CML
Server software licenses such as Windows Server 2012 are not included in the EES contract. Thus, purchase of them is needed.

Software Distribution

Software for on-campus use by faculty and staff is provided by online distribution or lending from approved locations.

Installation packages should be securely managed by faculty and staff.

License Authentication

The University of Tsukuba uses the Key Management Service (KMS) license authentication method.
Click here for details on the KMS license authentication procedure at the University of Tsukuba.

Exception Rules for Large-scale Computer Systems

Contact us if your situation is either at Level 1 or Level 2 (see below). In these cases, we may allow operation using a MAK key.

CategoryGuideline for computers for on-campus educationGudeline for computers for work by faculty and staff
Level 1Computers for on-campus education used at the university-wide level Computers for work used at the university-wide level
Level 2Information technology classrooms owned by programs and colleges (over 25 computers) Computers for work that were bulk-purchased by an office (over 25 computers)
Level 3Computers for on-campus education for faculty or in research groupsComputers for work or personal use by staff

The MAK method is not permitted for computers used for on-campus education in research groups or for computers used for work or personal use by faculty.

Definition of Terms

On-campus computers:
Computers that faculty or staff manage under the direction of the University of Tsukuba. These computers are often purchased or leased by university-controlled funds, such as school funds or Kakenhi. On-campus computers are designated as either "computers for work by faculty and staff" or "computers for on-campus education."
Computers for home use:
Computers purchased with private expenses are typically used at home by faculty or staff. Computers purchased with private expenses and used on-campus are not regarded as on-campus computers.
Computers for work by faculty and staff:
Computers used on-campus that faculty or staff use for research, education, or work.
Computers for on-campus education:
Computers used on-campus for educating students. These include computer systems used university-wide, computers provided by colleges and graduate schools for classroom use, and computers used by students in research groups.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Contact Information

Academic Computing and Communications Center (MS EES dedicated contact)

This contact offers support on how to use Download Station, how to install and use software downloaded from Download Station, etc.
Support can also be provided on installation media lending based on EES.
Questions regarding how to install and operate Windows or Office on individual computers will not be answered.

When sending e-mail, use your university e-mail address (i.e., user@tsukuba.ac.jp)
Questions must be submitted by faculty or staff. We will not reply to questions sent by students.

Academic Computing and Communications Center (Unified Authentication)

You can change the password for the Unified Authenticaton System on the referred page from the following URL.

Microsoft: Volume Licensing Call Center