This content has been marked as final. Show 11 replies
Adobe recognizes that many institutions have investments in tools and processes to manage concurrent licenses for those desktop applications for which concurrent licenses are offered. When purchasing concurrent licensing SKUs, Adobe automatically disables ALM and provides the proper Client Setup file to do just that (so you continue using your investment in Key Server and equivalent tools).
My understanding is that for Acrobat 8 concurrency is not available.
We have a similar situation in our labs and managed systems - we reimage frequently, up to once a week in some areas. If concurrency is no longer available for Acrobat 8, how do we ensure that licences installed on these systems aren't lost without us having to uninstall first (not really an option), and without having to ring customer services with a long list every week (probably not something any of us want...)?
That's correct. Concurrent licensing is no longer an option for Acrobat 8.
If you re-image your machines frequently, an easy option is to disable e-licensing for the time being (see http://www.adobe.com/elicensing/licensemanagement/alm/faq/#13 for details).
...and when that option expires next November?
- Any machine where you have Acrobat 8 with e-licensing disabled will continue to operate normally on a permanent basis. No expiration of any kind.
- Adobe will communicate the guidelines and requirements for customers who need disable e-licensing disabled for new orders well in advance of the fall 2007 deadline.
I'm having trouble disabling e-licensing. I've gotten all the way to step 3, "Confirm your choices" and haven't seen the option to disable e-licensing.
You're missing the first step. After you select the order you want to setup and click next/start, you get to the page describing the process and after that one, to the page describing the transition period. On that page, click Make Changes on the lower right, and you'll get the option to disable e-licensing.
- Hosting your e-licenses at Adobe using the Serial Number only is actually an easier option to use than disabling e-licensing.
- If you decide you want to disable e-license, make sure you proper deploy the Client Setup file (containing the disabling key). Instructions can be found at: http://www.adobe.com/elicensing/licensemanagement/alm/pdfs/ConfiguringAdobeAcrobat8withAL M_EN.pdf
Maybe I am missing something here. IS the ALM suppose to replace concurrency? For example I use right now I have 125 concurrent licenses of Acrobat Professional 7. I control concurrent licensing with a keyserver. We do multiple image deploys with ghost on 8000+ machines. Now if I understand this right the 3:1 migration to would then give me 375 licenses. Now how does ALM handle this.....How does this make sense for larger educational campuses?
Sorry about typos....in previous post
In the simplest terms....
Can I only use Acrobat Pro 8 on 375 machines?
Don - based on what I have read, YES. You can only run it on 375 machines.
I'd love to hear a response on how licenses are handled when a machine is re-imaged without manually releasing the license first.