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 […]

2014-06-20 image released

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The June 20 image has been released, which includes version 7.2.0.1 of KeyServer, KeyReporter, and KeyConfigure. This release fixes bugs that could cause KeyServer to crash and export to fail, and includes many additional minor fixes. You should upgrade your 7.2.0.0 KeyServer and KeyConfigure installs ASAP. With this release we have also stopped supporting PowerPC […]

Enforcing Bentley SELECT licensing with K2 7.2

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Update (2015-01-25) In K2 version 7.2.0.7, we have added additional functionality to better manage some intricacies of how Bentley measures SELECT licensing. For full details, read the technote Managing Bentley SELECT Licensing. Bentley SELECT licensing is somewhat of an unusual license type. Under SELECT licensing, the usage of the license is measured by counting the total number of […]

Sassafras K2 Version 7.2 released

New customizable web based dashboards Sassafras Software, a pioneer in Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), has released a major upgrade of its award-winning product, K2 – KeyAuditor & KeyServer. Version 7.2 adds support for user based license metrics, and it introduces an integrated web-based reporting dashboard that puts important data summarization […]

2014-04-28 image released

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The April 28 image has been released, which includes version 7.1.0.9 of KeyServer. This release fixes a bug in KeyServer where some Policy changes made by a KeyServer administrator without “Full” permissions would not be propagated to clients. If you have Administrators without “Full” permissions who create or modify policies, you should upgrade your KeyServer […]

New Product definitions including SQL Server Editions

We have recently added various 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. New definitions include Microsoft SQL Server 2014, as well as definitions for the following specific editions of SQL Server: Enterprise, Standard, Express, Express […]

2014-04-11 image released

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The April 11 image has been released, which includes version 7.1.0.8 of KeyAccess. This release fixes a bug in KeyAccess 7.1.0.7 where Hardware information was not sent to the server as part of a hardware audit. In addition, KeyAccess on Windows has a new special case to distinguish different editions of SQL Server. For full […]

Manually Creating Accurate Product Definitions

K2 includes a Product Recognition Service (PRS) which automatically analyzes the software discovered on computers within your organization and provides relevant product details for use in license management, software optimization, and cost reduction. While the PRS recognition database is constantly evolving to keep up with new product releases and uncommon discoveries, you are never forced […]