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Choosing a Computer ID type

With any system that maintains a database of computers, a critical question is how each record is uniquely identified. For many organizations, identifying computers simply by Computer Name is sufficient – but there can be reasons to consider other data points. In particular, if computer names are not well regulated, it is safer to create […]

Policy Configuration Basics

Any organization using KeyServer has a powerful tool for learning how and where computers and software are being used. Using KeyServer, policies can be configured which specify how product usage should be handled – ignored, denied, observed, or actively managed. By setting up such policies, you will be able to understand usage patterns and make […]

The KeyServer Client Communication Protocol

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The K2 client-server communication protocol is lightweight yet robust.  It is also fault tolerant, and supports your configured license Policies with the greatest possible transparency to end users. UDP port 19283 is opened on the KeyServer host in order to receive client connections.  As a KeyServer administrator, there is generally no need to understand the details […]

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 […]

Counting K2 Client Licenses for Thin Clients (Citrix, RDS)

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K2 provides all of its software license management options equally to software installed on physical, virtual, or thin client computers. Simply counting the number of physical and virtual computers will tell you how many K2 client licenses are needed to support these computers. But determining the number of K2 licenses needed for thin clients is […]