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Question asked by JERRY_MARKETOS on Apr 15, 2005
This post is referenced in the outgoing message sent by
Eagleware-Elanix Corporation when delivering new authorization codes for software.


1) STANDALONE LICENSE - Uses Hardware Key

With a standalone license, the hardware key must be plugged into the same computer that's
being used to run the (Genesys or SystemView) software.  It's OK to install the software on multiple
different computers, but only the computer that has the hardware key plugged in... will be able
to run the software.  A computer running a standalone version of software can be connected
to a Local Area Network (LAN), or can be isolated by itself, such as a travelling laptop.  Network
connection doesn't affect the standalone license; with standalone, the hardware key must be
plugged into the same computer that's running the software.  Authorization codes are entered
into the computer where the Genesys / SystemView software is installed (ie. where the standalone key
is plugged in).  It is (yes) possible to use multiple different standalone keys on the same computer,
one at a time.  The authorization codes only need to be entered once.  (For example, this is often done
when a company owns multiple standalone licenses with different configuration options on them.)

You may also wish to view an informational item on the topic of hardware keys and authorization codes,
available at ... ic?id=1785


A floating network license requires presence of a Local Area Network (LAN).
With a floating network license, one of the computers in the LAN is chosen to be the Genesys and / or SystemView "server".
Most often, this computer is the same one as the LAN "server", but this is not required.
The Genesys / SystemView "server" can be any computer in the LAN, so long as it's directly connected
(via LAN) to the other computers in the LAN.

In a floating network installation, a license manager is installed on the computer that was chosen as the "server",
and the Genesys and/or SystemView software is installed and run on the "client" computers (those used by the engineers).
Authorization codes are loaded at the "server" computer, and the license manager on the server computer handles
allocation of available "seats" of software to clients that request it.

A network license can consist of one "seat", wherein only one user at a time can use the software.
A network license can consist of multiple "seats", depending on how what is purchased.
A network license can (yes) consist of "seats" with different software options enabled.  This is called "parent/child".
A network installation allows multiple users to access the software without needing to find / borrow a hardware key and
install it on their computer.  (But a network installation cannot be run as "standalone").

3) GENESYS PERSONAL - Uses Software Key
GENESYS PERSONAL uses a node locked (software) key.  The GENESYS software is installed on a chosen
computer, and a ticket number is issued to authorize (enable) the software.
Once authorized (enabled), GENESYS PERSONAL is not movable from computer to computer;  once enabled,
GENESYS PERSONAL remains on the same computer for the duration of the license.  Opportunity to move the software
to different computer occurs when the software key is renewed (approximately annually)

1) Authorization codes are different for STANDALONE, FLOATING NETWORK and  GENESYS PERSONAL license types.
They are not interchangeable !  License type is chosen at the time of initial purchase.

2) If the license was purchased on payment terms (ie. not paid in full at time of purchase) then the initial authorization codes
supplied are typically valid for 90 days.  Upon full payment, annual codes are issued.