CLA Overview

The OEM CLA is the agreement that an OEM Customers must sign in order to license MS Products through the distribution channel. This is the primary agreement between Microsoft and the OEM Customer.

  • A Microsoft Customer License Agreement is for free
  • A CLA is the agreement that an OEM Customer must sign in order to license MS Products through the distribution channel
  • An active CLA must be in place prior to distributing an Embedded System with an Image installed that includes an MS Product
  • The OEM CLA includes the general terms and conditions that govern the licensing of MS Products
  • CLA is an umbrella agreement – no commitment to product, volume or price is required

How to sign the new digital CLA

Please follow the following instructions to perform the CLA process correctly:

Please call or email us if you need a new CLA.
We create a new CLA in the Microsoft system and fill it with data which is available to us.
Then you get the email shown below sent directly from Microsoft.



Please click on “click here”.

Please fill in now all your data and click on “Save”.


Now it should look like this:

After this click “Submit for Review” and confirm the following query with “OK”.


After this you will get the following message: “Thank You! You have successfully submitted your License Agreement.”.
Now you should get an email from Microsoft within 2 days.
This email contains:
  • A link to review your CLA
  • A few more links and contacts for additional information



Please click on “click here”.
Please check the prefilled data on the following page and correct or complete it if necessary.
When you are done click on “Save”.



Now enter your personal data and please don’t forget to agree the Terms and Condition.


Finally click on “Accept” and confirm the security check.
The process is now completed successfully.