The Adobe license allows the owner to use the program, so you letting anyone else use your program breaks the license terms
Also, as far as I know, After Effects may NOT be installed on a server to then be used from "any" other computer
Requirements for Cloud Programs... scroll down and check each program
Cloud License allows 2 activations at a time http://www.adobe.com/legal/licenses-terms.html
-Install on a 2nd computer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1452292?tstart=0
-Windows or Mac does not matter... 2 on the same operating system, or 1 on each
-Two activations on one account MAY NOT be in use at the same time (note in the above license link)
-An individual account is for one person and may not be shared with anyone else
Thanks for the links - it led me in the right direction. I found this :
This explains how to use aerender on multiple machines creating a render farm with a watch folder and render engines. I'm still learning the intricacies but it seems that aerender will spawn versions of after effects in non royalty mode (for CS6). It will only create the movie in still sequencing but I believe there is a way to produce a movie from still sequences (still researching this with respect to my required solution) with post rendering.
As I only want to use multiple computers for the purpose of generating videos (not allowing other people to use other after effects functionality - only to generate the movie), the link above appears to be the way forward.
My confusion originated from another forum thread (Is it possible to run aerender on a webserver? ) were it was mentioned that After Effects had to be installed when using aerender - this seems not to be the case; after reading the thread again in conjunction with the one that I mention above its a bit clearer - after effects needs to be installed on the same network that runs the aerender which makes technical sense (so it can be spawned for the render engine)
So it looks possible with a bit of fiddling about.
This question has been asked a number of times. Sorry, this use of After Effects is not supported.