Topic: Proper licensing scheme for many users on many different computers?
By: Ken at DTS
Posted on: Aug 17 2022 at 08:41:15 AM
We are running MiniMRP5 Pro on a MS SQL Server using Windows authentication. Every user has their own desktop domain-connected computer and domain account and MiniMRP license. Everything is working. FYI, all users run a common .exe located on a shared folder in order to ensure that everyone is running the identical version of MiniMRP.
We also have several "common" computers located in conference rooms. Our goal is for a user to occasionally log into a common computer under their own user domain account and use MiniMRP. I'm not sure how to do this in terms of licensing.
Idea 1: Purchase a single license key for each common computer, have one user install that key. (I guess this could be called a "per computer license"). Other users log into that computer and then use MiniMRP - if prompted for a license key, then each user enters the "per computer" key.
Idea 2: When each user first uses MiniMRP on a common computer, when prompted for a license key then the user re-enters the license key used on their desktop computer. )This could be called a "per user license").
What is the recommended method?
Posted on: Aug 22 2022 at 05:44:40 AM
Hello Ken. You can use any of those methods.
The only 'gotcha' is that they should close MiniMRP when they're done using it so that they haven't got minimrp open on multiple computers (or multiple user sessions) using the same key at the same time. Even computers in sleep or hibernate. Before hibernating you should close MiniMRP if you're planing on using the same key on a different computer.
But we're not over zealous about it. If you occasionally forget to close one before opening another then we won't release the hounds. Just comply with the licence as best you can and we'll all be ok.
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