I've seen multiple discussions about license overages and trusted licensing. Has anyone thought of or developed a Windows script that would log each time Microstation is opened to a local database. Then before the script would open Microstation (or the appropriate Bentley application), it would check the local database and warn you if it's been opened on too many machines in the last hour?
You could use this option "Restrict Usage to only checked out licenses" to limit over use - communities.bentley.com/.../13916.how-do-i-restrict-license-usage-to-checkouts-only.aspx
Additionally what is needed then is a shortcut to licensecmd tool for checking in all licenses and some messaging application(skype?) for users to call if license should be freed. Of course then there are no advantages as SELECT "Trusted usage" but at least it gives some control and feel of how many licenses are needed.
Since Bentley does not want to allow capping, our IT department is looking to building our own logging/ sniffing system to prevent overuseage and unexpected invoices :(. I will let you know how they plan to approach this.
I also noticed some users on this forum mention commercial available tools for this. Anyone uses these ? share experience ? sorry I just joined this Forum, did not read all the history. But we are also upset by the new rules. All we ask is the option to Cap the licenses (like many of you). The Autodesk FlexLM server does it - simple and clear system.
Nicolas Tobbackx - Elia - Brussels
Right now we are not having overage issues, so I have not been personally looking into this. (We lost an employee.)
Thanks for all the responses.
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