During installation of the K2 client, a “Department” field can be placed on the client. This value is then sent from KeyAccess to KeyServer, and can be used in a rule to populate divisions appropriately. This is just one of various ways to help automate placement of computers into divisions. Whenever possible you will want […]
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 […]
We’ve heard it a thousand times: “We don’t need SAM anymore because Adobe and Microsoft went to the cloud, license management is built in for this and that, and we just buy site licenses for everything now.” In other words: “We can’t win. The publishers have boxed us into a corner, and Software Asset Management just helps […]
The February 1 image has been released, which includes version 188.8.131.52 of all K2 components. This release fixes identification of Visual Studio 2017 editions, fixes a bug where Software Availability search can fail to return all results in some cases, and makes some incremental improvements to maps. For full details on all changes and bug […]
Though availability maps have been around since the 7.2 version of KeyServer, we’ve found that many K2 administrators either still aren’t aware of them, or they just aren’t sure where to start when it comes to implementing them. Therefore, we’ve put together the video above to help you get going. If you’d prefer to read through the instructions, […]
Sassafras supplies an API that third party vendors use to build KeyServer support directly into their products. A vendor builds a custom license (.lic) file that includes basic details (such as the enabled count for the Policy) while the KeyServer Administrator retains the ability to work with settings such as Scope, Pools, Schedules, Custom Messages, […]
Last year Apple announced that High Siera (10.13) would be the last version of OS X to support 32 bit applications. Furthermore, starting in 2018, beta versions of the current OS (10.13.4) show a warning message when a 32 bit program launches. Sassafras has been preparing for this transition and will supply 64-bit versions of […]
In case you thought software license compliance wasn’t complex, confusing, or expensive enough already–say hello to GDPR, Europe’s well-intentioned approach to maximizing complexity, confusion, and cost in the name of personal data privacy and security. What is GDPR? GDPR stands for “General Data Protection Regulation.” It’s a new EU law with implications that reach far beyond the […]
The January 1 image has been released, which includes version 184.108.40.206 of all K2 components. This release fixes a bug when trying to establish Trusted Service connections (220.127.116.11 components only), makes various improvements to KeyReporter, and other assorted issues. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.
The December 2 image has been released, which includes version 18.104.22.168 of all K2 components. This release fixes an error when installing KeyConfigure on certain Windows computers, adds a legend to Availability Maps, and makes some improvements to the linux KeyAccess. For full details on all changes and bug fixes, visit the Release History.