Multiuser license types for FineReader PDF for Windows

Question

What license types are available for multiuser usage (LAN deployment)?

Answer

Concurrent licenses

Concurrent licenses (distributed access licenses) are not assigned to any particular workstation. When FineReader PDF is launched, it queries FineReader PDF License Server for concurrent licenses. If there are suitable concurrent licenses available, FineReader PDF 15 will "take" them (for details, see Priorities of Concurrent Licenses in the License Manager guide). When FineReader PDF is closed on the workstation, the licenses are released. ABBYY FineReader PDF will query FineReader License Server only if the given workstation was assigned to the server when installing FineReader PDF.

Note: If there are no free licenses on FineReader PDF License Server, a corresponding message will be displayed. 


Remote user licenses 

A remote user license is assigned to a specific user and can be used by that user on any workstation that has continuous access to FineReader PDF License Server. FineReader PDF will connect to FineReader PDF License Server only if that user's workstation has been assigned to the server during the FineReader PDF 15 installation. For user authentication, a Windows account is used (the user name is entered in the following format: DOMAIN\UserName).

After FineReader PDF has been installed on the workstations, the administrator must use FineReader PDF License Manager to activate licenses and create a user group that will have access to the licenses. Then, the administrator can reserve remote user licenses for particular users.

Note: To reserve a license for a different user, the administrator must cancel its current reservation in FineReader PDF License Manager (for details, see Providing Licenses to Workstations in the License Manager guide). 


Per Seat licenses

Per-seat licenses are assigned to workstations when they are activated. FineReader PDF PDF installed on a workstation with an assigned license will not query the server for licenses and will run even if there is no connection to the server.

Per-seat licenses are distributed when FineReader PDF PDF is installed. Distribution of per-seat licenses is determined by which pools and licenses are reserved for which workstations at the time of installation (for details, see Providing Licenses to Workstations in the License Manager guide). 

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