The January 25 image has been released, which includes version 188.8.131.52 of KeyAccess, KeyConfigure, and KeyServer. This release improves KeyAccess behavior when immediately denying launch of a program, adds some initial support for recognition of Windows 10 OS, and improves KeyServer’s ability to accurately align with Bentley licensing. For full details, visit the Release History.
We are often asked “I have a 64-bit Windows computer. Should I install 32-bit or 64-bit components?” Our recommendation is generally to install 64-bit components on a 64-bit OS. For the KeyServer component in particular though, there are a few cases that require the use of 32-bit components on a 64-bit OS. We’ll also describe […]
The January 1 image has been released, which includes version 184.108.40.206 of all K2 components. This release fixes some rare bugs where KeyServer would crash or hang, as well as bugs where KeyServer or KeyReporter would hang with 100% CPU usage. An export bug was also fixed, where exporting via ODBC using the Bind option […]
The November 15 image has been released, which includes version 220.127.116.11 of all K2 components. This release fixes a bug where KeyServer would stop responding to admin and client logins, adds code to KeyAccess to distinguish between various AutoCAD editions, and contains many other bug fixes and improvements. For full details, visit the Release History.
The October 20 image has been released, which includes version 18.104.22.168 of all K2 components. This release fixes bugs related to very large backups and exports, handles usage tracking of browsers more efficiently, adds new special casing of certain programs to KeyAccess, and increases performance of a very busy KeyServer. Minor changes have also been […]
A K2 administrator recently told me about some ways that he uses K2-KeyServer to manage the lifecycle and total cost of ownership (TCO) of his computers. His organization acquires computers in different ways. Sometimes they purchase computers for individual staff, other times they might lease computers for teams, projects, or computing labs. For every computer, […]
In 2013, Adobe introduced Creative Cloud licensing for volume purchase customers. There are multiple licensing plans available to both academic and business customers (see sidebar). It is very easy to spend more than you need to on subscription licenses, just like with any other software license. Let’s take a look at how to avoid spending […]
The August 10 image has been released, which includes version 22.214.171.124 of all K2 components. This release fixes bugs that could cause Adobe Reader XI on mac to be reported as both Reader and Pro, a KeyReporter bug where Time Sets were not handled correctly, and many other bug fixes and improvements. Note that this […]
We have recently added several new product definitions to PRS. As usual, they will automatically be added to your Products window whenever your KeyServer has discovered a similar footprint on your site. Definitions for Adobe Captivate 8, Creative Cloud 2014 as well as various specific editions of Microsoft Visual Studio are included. Captivate 8 Captivate […]
K2 has supported integration with Active Directory authentication for many years. Since AD and K2 deal with computers and users, it is natural to leverage existing configuration, avoid duplicated efforts, and ensure consistency across multiple enterprise environments. Here are some of the ways that AD Configuration can be used to control Software Asset Management processes. […]