CAS Computing has installed a KeyServer License Management Server. This will allow departments to purchase a small number of licenses and serve them over a greater number of computers. For example, a department can purchase 4 licenses of a software package to distribute among 20 faculty member computers. Departments can purchase expensive or specialized software and have KeyServer meter the licenses among the faculty and/or students.
KeyServer can be used on both Macintosh and Windows computers but users must have accounts on the UAlbany domain. A small progam is installed on each computer. This program will connect to the CAS KeyServer whenever a metered program is launched. If a license is available, the metered software will run. If all licenses are in use, a message will be displayed. Another message will appear when a license becomes available.
Please contact us for more information. Please be aware that some software licenses do not permit the use of a software metering server.