Ignored status for Products

Ignored Products

In K2 version 7.1, we added a new Status for Products called “Ignored”. This gives you an easy way to control which Products should be excluded from Audit Products reports. Here we’ll discuss some other aspects of this new Status, and describe why some products from PRS are initially set to Ignored. Ignored and Audit […]

Website Redesigned

We are pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website. Perhaps you have already noticed it over the past month or so – we hope you like it. This is the 4th major redesign we’ve done. For your amusement, here is a screenshot of the earliest snapshot in the Wayback Machine, from 1997 – […]

New Admin Authentication video

Admin Authentication video

K2 allows you to manually configure multiple administrator accounts, each with customized privileges. Account login names and passwords can be defined internally but many sites have found it convenient to let Active Directory or LDAP manage these account credentials centrally. This enables a KeyServer administrator to use name and password credentials that are already defined […]

Installing the K2 Client on Thin Client (Citrix, RDS) Servers

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This is a followup to Counting K2 Client Licenses for Thin Clients, which covered the issues an Administrator must consider before deploying the K2 client (KeyAccess) to Thin Client Servers. This document covers how the client is actually installed, and what happens after. It assumes a simple three-server farm but applies to a thin client […]

K2 supports Win 8.1 and Mac 10.9

Yesterday we released a new image (2013-10-28), and with this release, all components of K2 fully support the latest OS versions from Microsoft and Apple. Deploy KeyAccess 7.1.0.5 on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 in order to work around Microsoft’s OS version bug so that 8.1 is reported to KeyAccess instead of 8.0 (see […]

KeyAccess on Win 8.1 and 2012 R2

In previous versions of Windows, calling the GetVersion(Ex) APIs would return the actual version of the operating system (OS)… This is how Microsoft describes significant changes in how the GetVersion(Ex) APIs work in Windows 8.1. As a result, older KeyAccess clients on Windows 8.1 will be told that the OS is 8.0, and report this […]

License Optimization and Software Cost Reduction

Reconcile Software Entitlements

In today’s world of Software Asset Management, we have long been distracted by managing the Intellectual Property (IP) asset owned by the software publisher rather than managing and optimizing the software license entitlement asset owned by the customer. There is one simple habit practiced by the vast majority of software asset managers today that causes […]