Minimum Purchase of ESU?

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We're a CSP (small one) and found that Tech Data (our distributor) has a method to for us to purchase ESUs for our clients. It is not integrated into their website at this time. Does Microsoft have a minimum purchase requirement?  Most of our small business customers need less than that (1-4 devices) and have Dell OEM installed OSs. Yes we've been working hard to get them moved to Win10 for the past year but some are lagging. The form we received from Tech Data indicated that 5 was the minimum purchase. 

'Just a Reminder: Microsoft requires minimum of 5 licenses for purchases unless you have a current active authorization number for that specific end user or a qualifying product.'  Is this right? 

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@Kchristian Although Microsoft does not have a minimum purchase requirement - you can buy a single ESU device activation, or thousands - there may be some partners that have a minimum purchase requirement, as they may not want to support a small purchase. But to answer your question, we do not have a minimum purchase requirement.

@Joe Lurie Thanks Joe. We're still trying to get this all figured out and appreciate the information. That may have just been a standard blub on the bottom of their form. We'll press on.