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General Licensing: The importance of the "Issue Date"

Recently, we have been getting a couple of cases in which the license counts are not correct.

Scenario

AutoCAD 2012 x 5 - Bought on April 1st, 2011 using Serial Number 399-12345678

AutoCAD 2012 x 2 - Bought on October 26th, 2011 using Serial Number 399-98765432

Result

Only 2 x AutoCAD licenses will be available.

Using these 2 sample serial numbers,  399-12345678 & 399-98765432,  you will need to issue/generate both licenses on the same date.  Refer to this post to acquire your licenses online:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2011/07/general-licensing-requesting-a-network-license-online.html

NOTE:  399-12345678 & 399-98765432 are sample serial numbers and are NOT valid.  

You can quickly check your issue dates by using the license parser:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2011/05/general-licensing-using-the-wwwlicenseparsercom-to-help-create-an-options-file.html

Scenario

AutoCAD 2012 x 5 - Regenerated on October 26th using Serial Number 399-12345678

AutoCAD 2012 x 2 - Bought on October 26th, 2011 using Serial Number 399-98765432

Result

You will be able to use 7 x AutoCAD 2012 licenses at your site.

I would consider issuing/generating the licenses on the same date as a Best Practice.   This also applies to all the Suites as well.

Additional reference posts are below:

Maya Rendering and Issue dates

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2011/08/batch-render-licenses-when-you-have-both-normal-maya-and-maya-suite-licenses.html

Combining Licenses

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2011/07/troubles-with-combining-license-files-missing-licenses-or-multiple-suite-licenses-in-the-same-file-b.html

Epilogue

Please use the license parser to check the issue date.

Issue-date

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