Floating license?



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    On 10/01/2012 at 09:21, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   R12 
    Platform:   Windows  ; Mac  ;  Mac OSX  ; 
    Language(s) :     C++  ;

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    Howdy,

    What exactly is a "floating" license? I have a customer who is saying that he has a floating license and the plugin serial number isn't working.

    Adios,
    Cactus Dan



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    On 10/01/2012 at 10:02, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    License Server environment.



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    On 10/01/2012 at 10:28, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Howdy,

    Does that mean it will have the same 142xxxxxxxx main number?

    I have my plugins set up to only look for the main 142xxxxxxxx number, so that everyone on the server can use the plugin, but the customer is saying the plugin is not registering, which tells me the main number is not the same.

    Adios,
    Cactus Dan



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    On 10/01/2012 at 12:49, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Howdy,

    Hmmmm, after getting more info from the customer, it seems the "floating" license isn't the same thing as the license server. The individual seats seem to be time limited, like it was some sort of educational license or something?

    Adios,
    Cactus Dan



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    On 11/01/2012 at 07:44, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Howdy,

    OK, according to the customer, they have a series of licenses, for example:
    142xxxxxxx1
    142xxxxxxx2
    142xxxxxxx3
    142xxxxxxx4
    142xxxxxxx5
    etc.

    ... and the clients check those numbers out from the server (I reckon like you check out a book from the library), so each time a client checks out a number from the server it may be a different number.

    Can you please shed more light on this type of license? I simply cannot see a way of tying a plugin serial number to a license that is always changing. 😠

    Adios,
    Cactus Dan



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    On 11/01/2012 at 07:54, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    time limited? Hmm, never heard of this (though it may be a rented license and therefore it could be time-limited...support should be able to tell you more about this).

    Anyway, afaik the only way to handle floating licenses is via a license server. A floating license to my understanding is simply a license that is "floating" in the given environement and is not explicitly linked to a certain C4D installation. So if the license server covers 4 floating licenses and the customers pipeline has 100 seats with C4D installed, only 4 licenses can be simultaneously used while it does not matter which 4 of the 100 seats do so. The license can "float" to any of the seats but only 4 at a time.

    In the end, only the license server serial matters. That is my understanding and that is how I handle it. But the support should be able to give you a more definite answer.

    Hope that helps



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    On 11/01/2012 at 08:09, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Howdy,

    Well, I'm assuming it is time limited from this screen shot provided by the customer:

    Adios,
    Cactus Dan



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    On 11/01/2012 at 09:35, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Howdy,

    OK, from a previous thread:

    Originally posted by xxxxxxxx

    The serial returned by GeGetSerialInfo(SERIAL_CINEMA4D,&si) in a multi-license environment is always identical an all machines. Unfortuantly there is currently no mechanism to restrict plugin licenses to single seats when using the license server.

    cheers,
    Matthias

    But, this doesn't seem to be so with a "floating" license?

    Adios,
    Cactus Dan



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    On 17/01/2012 at 11:03, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Howdy,

    It looks like the customer has 6 floating licenses with 6 mult-licenses each one with numbers 202001xxxxx, which means each multi-license has only 1 seat.

    If that is so, then the customer will need 6 plugin licenses and will have to re-enter the plugin license every time they lease a floating license (if it's not the same license they leased the last time).

    What a nightmare! 

    Adios,
    Cactus Dan



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    On 17/01/2012 at 13:54, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    That's the way it works.  If they had originally purchased, say, 10 licenses and then add 10 more, the 2020N... will be different since it will go from 202010... to 202020...  You can either have them purchase a new set of licenses (if they are paying by seat, for example) or issue a new serial number.  It can become a nightmare but I don't understand why they are purchasing multi-licenses with 1 seat each either. :)



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    On 10/03/2012 at 10:33, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    I had a similar situation (possibly from the same customer)...

    ...no idea why they chose to do multiple single-seat licenses - except that... Currently, there is no way to sell a customer a 'single-seat' license for use within a multi-user setup - unless they happen to have multiple individual (single-seat) licenses on the License Server :).

    The customer in this case said that he was 'assigned' a specific license (the one unfolded), so there wasn't any issue with needing a bunch of 'potential' license keys.


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