64-bit considerations with K2

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 […]

2014-11-15 image release

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The November 15 image has been released, which includes version 7.2.0.5 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.

2014-10-20 Image Released

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The October 20 image has been released, which includes version 7.2.0.4 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 […]

Hardware Asset Management with Sassafras K2

IT Asset Management

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, […]

New Adobe & Microsoft Product Definitions

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 […]

Integrating Active Directory with K2

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. […]

2014-07-10 image released

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The July 10 image has been released, which includes version 7.2.0.2 of KeyServer, KeyReporter, and KeyConfigure. This release fixes bugs that could cause KeyServer crashes, export failures, and a state where KeyServer would not respond to logins from KeyAccess or KeyConfigure. If you are running 7.2.0.0 or 7.2.0.1 KeyServer, you should upgrade ASAP. If 7.2.x […]