Software License Types


    Every software manufacturing company has their unique software license type apart from the several common license types. Since it is not feasible to support all these license types, AssetExplorer helps you customize the license types for all software manufacturers based on the workstations and users.


    To access the configuration,

    1. Click the Admin tab in the header pane to open the configuration wizard page.

    2. Click Software License Types under Softwares block. The list of default license types filtered by the manufacturer is displayed.

      • Individual: License type for single installation.

      • OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers): License type for softwares that are already installed in the hardware.

      • Named User License: License Type for a specific user.

      • Volume: License Type supporting multiple users.

      • Client Access License (CAL): License type that gives a user the rights to access the services of the server.

      • Trial License: License Type for trial versions of a software.

      • Enterprise (Perpetual): License Type that does not require renewal and is for life long.

      • Concurrent License: License Type for a software that can be accessed by a specific number of users at a time.

      • Free License: License Type for freeware softwares.

      • Enterprise Subscription: License Type that requires renewal for every specific period.

      • Node Locked: License Type for workstations with specific configurations.



    Adding New License Type

    1. Click Add New License Type.

    2. Enter the License Type as per the manufacturer say, Enterprise, Standard and so on. This field is mandatory.

    3. Select the Manufacturer of the software from the drop down. If required, you can also add a new manufacturer using the Add icon.

    4. The License type can be based on the workstations or users.

      • Workstations: The license is allocated to the workstation.

      • User: The license is allocated to the workstation as well as the user.

    Select the corresponding option from Track By drop down.

    1. Choose any one option from Installation allowed drop down.

      • Single: Similar to Individual license, only one installation is allowed for this license type.

      • Volume: Multiple installation (s) is allowed for this license type.

      • Unlimited: Unlimited installation (s) is allowed for this license type.

      • OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers): The software license is attached to the hardware i.e. hardwares say, laptops for which the software is installed. The software cannot be transferred to another workstation and the license expires once the workstation is moved to Disposed state.

    1. If you have selected Workstation, the Is Node Locked option appears. This option can be enabled for workstation with specific configurations. Enabling this option automatically changes the Installation Allowed field to Single.

    2. If you have selected Users, the Users Allowed field appears. From this field you can select the number of users who can access the software, say, Single, Volume (multiple) or Unlimited.

    3. If the software is a one time installation and does not require a renewal, enable Is Perpetual check box.

    4. If the software is freeware with unlimited installations and no expiry date, enable Is Free License check box.

    5. Few software license type can be divided into sub license types say for instance, with Client Access License (CAL) you can purchase license for every user who access the server (Per User) or license for every device that accesses the server (Per Device).

      Enter the License Option and click Add to add it in the pick list field. You also have an option to delete the License Option from the pick list field.


    Editing License Type

    1. From the Software - License Types page, click on the Edit icon edit_icon beside the License Type you wish to edit.

    2. The Software -  License Types page opens with the values populated while adding the License Type.

    3. Modify the details and Save the changes.


    Deleting License Type

    1. From the Software - License Types page, select the Manufacturer from the Filter drop down.

    2. Select the check box beside the license type to be deleted.

    3. Click Delete button. A confirmation dialog appears.

    4. Click Ok to continue. The Software - License Type is deleted from the selected manufacturer list.


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