borrowing license system not working
Thread poster: sentrodil

Local time: 15:53
Sep 24, 2013

Hi folks, hey Paul,

we're using SDL Groupshare, and our local SDL Studio 2011 users get their licenses through our License Server.
There seems to be an option to "borrow" some of our licenses to specific machines for a period.
However, the "borrow license" button doesn't appear on any installation during or after the trial period.
It seems to appear only of activated products.

Why would an installation that is already activated need to borrow a license for? For doubled action?
Anyway, did we misunderstand the use of this concept here, or how does borrowing work for SDL Studio 2011?
I remember that in SDL Passolo there was something like a license being sent together with translation packages and collected through/within the return packages.... Isn't this the case here?

thanks for all your help in advance!


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Local time: 14:53
correct Sep 24, 2013

Hi OM,

That's correct, you need to be connected to a License Server that has a license seat available.

You then borrow the license and once borrowed you can disconnect the PC from the License Server.

You would need a borrowed license, for example if you are going somewhere without Network connection and need to still work with Studio.

Licenses are not in packages, however we have Studio Workgroup editions, which offer limited functionality when working with GroupShare, that might be interesting to you:


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Local time: 15:53
so its for in-house employees Sep 24, 2013

Oh I see. Now it makes sense - it's for in-house employees, and "borrowing" is just taking the license "on-the-go" for them..
thanks for the clarification!

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