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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bentley SELECT Licensing vs. Lease License

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Update (2015-09-01) In K2 version 7.3, 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 very very close to a Lease License. As explained in a Bentley blog post : To summarize, SELECT usage for an application is calculated by […]

Microsoft Office 2013 vs. Lease License

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Microsoft Office 2013 is strictly a Node Lock License – however, it can be compared to a Lease License. Office 2013 licensing specifically allows a license to be moved from one computer to another every 90 days. As described in a Microsoft blog post : Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer […]

What is a Lease License?

A Lease License is a metric we at Sassafras Software created. It is meant to bridge the gap between the two most common license types, Node Lock and Concurrent Licenses (described in greater depth here), taking the positive aspects of both while eliminating the negative. The idea is that when a client uses a product, […]