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What Is Needed to Create a Valid License

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To successfully create a license of any type, you need to fill in the following fields on the General page: Description, Software Product, License Model, Quantity (or select the Unlimited checkbox).

Purchase Validation

After saving, every license undergoes purchase validation. Therefore, you need to do one of the following:

  • Provide order number and supplier.
  • Provide invoice number and supplier.
  • Select a purchase contract.
  • Select a contract item.

Contract items can be added on the Purchase page. Other information can be filled in on the General page.

Validating Different License Types

Full Version

This is the most general type of license. It does not require entering any additional information.

Full Version with Maintenance

As this license includes software maintenance, the Valid Until field in the Maintenance section on the General page should be filled in. You should also keep in mind that version of the assigned software must be “Non-specific”.

Update Version

The Update Version license requires a base license. Therefore, go to the Related Licenses page and add one or several base licenses. If the update version license has unlimited usage rights, make sure that its base license is also unlimited.

License Conversion

The License Conversion type requires a base license. Therefore, go to the Related Licenses page and add one or several base licenses. If the license conversion has unlimited usage rights, make sure that its base license is also unlimited.

OEM Version

The Original Equipment Manufacturers license for a software product means that this software product can be used only with explicitly named devices. To specify such devices, go to the Availability page and add devices in the System Restrictions page.

Maintenance

This type of license requires a valid maintenance expiration date and a base license. To add a maintenance expiration date, fill in the Valid Until field in the Maintenance section on the General page. On the Related Licenses page, you can add one or several base licenses.

Maintenance Renewal

This type of license requires a valid maintenance expiration date and a base license. To add a maintenance expiration date, fill in the Valid Until field in the Maintenance section on the General page. On the Related Licenses page, you can add one or several base licenses.

Subscription

The subscription license requires the license validity period to be specified. To specify it, fill in the Valid From and Valid Until fields in the Catalog Item section on the General page.

Subscription Renewal

The subscription renewal license requires the license validity period and base license(s) to be specified. To specify validity period, fill in the Valid From and Valid Until fields in the Catalog Item section on the General page. On the Related Licenses page, you can add one or several base licenses.

Evaluation Version

This type of license requires the license validity period to be specified. To specify it, fill in the Valid From and Valid Until fields in the Catalog Item section on the General page.

Work@Home Version

This kind of license does not require entering any additional information.

Support Only/Media Only

These two types are used to identify items that are not software licenses, but still should be managed. Their validation status is failed by default.

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