Microsoft 365 License Assignment Guide
This a how-to guide on using and configuring templates based on policy rules.
The license options specify what and how the licenses should be applied to user
Select one or more licenses you wish to apply.
Note that some licenses may have dependencies on other licenses being enabled or some licenses may not be combined with other licenses. The form does not validate these combinations. Any invalid combination will be displayed as an error when the licenses are applied.
There are two methods for applying licenses to users.
- Add licenses defined in policy to existing licenses assigned to user (any licenses on the user that is not specified on the policy will be preserved)
- Replace currently assigned licenses on use with those of the policy (any licenses on the user that is not specified on the policy will be removed)
Not all Microsoft services are available in all locations. Before a license can be assigned to a group, you must specify the usage location. This is an optional field on the policy which will override existing values if specified. The following articulates the policy behavior for this value:
|Usage Location Specified on User||Usage Location Specified on Policy||Behavior|
|✓||The usage location on the user will be preserved|
|✓||The usage location on the user will be initialized by the policy|
|✓||✓||The usage location on the user will be overwritten by the policy|