Home6.3 Network GuideServer SetupStep 2: Set Options—Borrowing (6.x)

1.4. Step 2: Set Options—Borrowing (6.x)

If you have a 7.x network, see Step 2: Set Options—Borrowing (7.x).

You may wish to let end users borrow a license for use while not connected to your network. If you allow borrowing, you will also specify the maximum number of days allowed, up to 366.

At the time of borrowing, the user specifies a number of days to borrow the license, subject to the maximum that you set on this screen. For end-user instructions, see Borrowing a Concurrent Network License for Use Off Network. A borrowed license is deducted from the available pool on the server during the borrowing period.

When the underlying Concurrent Network license is the certificate type, a borrowed license can be used only by the user who borrowed it. When the underlying license is the activatable type, a borrowed license can be used by any user on that computer. (See Server Step 3 for the certificate and activatable license types.)

At the end of the borrowing period, the license is automatically returned to the server pool, even if the user is still off network. In Server Manager, click Status to view the count of available licenses.

A user who returns to the office earlier than expected can return the borrowed license early by following instructions in the article mentioned above.

Some things to think about before you enable borrowing, or when you set a maximum period:

You can change the borrowing options at any time. The change will apply to future borrowing but will not affect any currently borrowed licenses.

Borrowing doesn't apply to the Enterprise Network, because every Enterprise client is activated once and then has no more need to communicate with your server.

Last edited: 2015-11-09

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