Installation & Licensing

Installation & Licensing

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Options File - Specify Maximum Licenses for All Features

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05-10-2012 04:15 PM

Does anyone know how to set a maximum number of license for all features in the options file?  I am aware of the syntax to set the maximum for a specific feature (like: MAX 2 85788BDSADV_F GROUP Project1), but my problem is we have both Premium and Ultimate Building Design Suites.  So, I would like one project to not be able to access more than 4 licenses of any type.  I don't care if they have 1 Premium and 3 Utlimates, or just 4 Premiums.  What I currently have written is:


MAX 2 85788BDSADV_F GROUP Project1
MAX 2 85787BDSPRM_F GROUP Project1


So this limits them to 2 Premium Suites and 2 Ultimate Suites.  But lets say another project has all the Ultimate licenses tied up, then Project 1 is limited to only 2 licenses, when they should be able to get 4.


What I'm looking for is something like this:


MAXALL 4 GROUP Project1      or     MAX 4 AllFeatures GROUP Project1


Any thoughts?





Joe Williams
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Re: Options File - Specify Maximum Licenses for All Features

05-11-2012 08:20 AM in reply to: jwilliams

Well, you could do some combination testing.  Along with your MAX 2 of each suite, you could also RESERVE 2 for each suite on the group.  That would immediately check out 4 licenses max to that project.  Four people could access four licenses but no more.  And other projects could access the remainder except for the 2 reserves.  That might get you by.  Don't forget to use the GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE ON.  See my Options file link for a list of all the available compatible options to use.


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