crazy multi license issue [SOLVED]

On 28/04/2015 at 12:17, xxxxxxxx wrote:


the license model of my shop offers to buy just 1 plugin license to run with a multi license server with up to 3 clients. My customer now provides 3 multi license keys, each valid for just 1 client!? What a crazy thing is that?

He says:
I have 1 license server with 3 licenses, those are the 3 licenses I have from C4D that run in 1 license server


This doesn't make any sense! What is the difference to running just 3 workstations with normal single licenses?

On 29/04/2015 at 11:45, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Could they be three different versions of Cinema? 1 Studio, 1 Broadcast and one Prime?


On 30/04/2015 at 04:40, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Klaus,

I first had to contact our licensing department, here's their response:

There are multiple reasons for assigning single licenses instead of multi licenses.
One reason would be (as bonsak already correctly suggested) different versions of Cinema (Prime, Broadcast, Visualize, Studio) as all these need different licenses.  
Another reason: If a customer had single licenses and later on changed to the license server. In this case the three single licenses can only be merged into one multi license with three seats when a new version of C4D is bought.
I hope this helps clearing up the situation.
If you have any more questions or need specific investigation, please contact me via PM.