According to the 2011 Global Software Piracy Study published by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), nearly one out of five software programs put into service in the United States is illegal. The subject of software piracy, and how software is pirated, was commonly misunderstood by many not so long ago. But vigorous efforts over the […]
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 […]
The November 19 image has been released, which includes version 18.104.22.168 of KeyConfigure and KeyServer. Changes include a minor bug fix to display a failure icon when PRS cannot be contacted. For full details, visit the Release History.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website. Perhaps you have already noticed it over the past month or so – we hope you like it. This is the 4th major redesign we’ve done. For your amusement, here is a screenshot of the earliest snapshot in the Wayback Machine, from 1997 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
Yesterday we released a new image (2013-10-28), and with this release, all components of K2 fully support the latest OS versions from Microsoft and Apple. Deploy KeyAccess 22.214.171.124 on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 in order to work around Microsoft’s OS version bug so that 8.1 is reported to KeyAccess instead of 8.0 (see […]
Yesterday, we added new product definitions for three recent OS releases – Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Mac 10.9 (Mavericks). If you have any client computers with Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) installed, you will see the 10.9 OS definition in the Products Window thanks to PRS running overnight. Why don’t I see new […]
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 […]
The October 28 image has been released, which includes version 126.96.36.199 of KeyAccess and KeyConfigure. Changes include bug fixes and compatibility improvements for Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2, and Mac 10.9 (Mavericks). For full details, visit the Release History.