Many customers purchase MSDN subscriptions through a Microsoft Volume Licensing program. After a purchase is made, a designated administrator or Subscription Manager for the organization assigns a subscription to a particular individual. That individual, called a subscriber, automatically receives a welcome email containing instructions on how to activate their MSDN subscription. Note: the subscriber must activate their subscription in order to gain access to Subscriber Downloads and other subscription benefits.
Resources for Subscription Managers (administrators):
Keep the following things in mind when you use the MSDN Subscriptions Administration tool: