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This article explains how to configure checkout restrictions on the SELECTserver administration site.
The majority of Bentley products utilize trust licensing to activate products. With this licensing philosophy, workstations log product usage and periodically send the usage data to a license server. However, SELECTserver provides the ability to lock or "check out" a license to a workstation for a specified duration. Checkouts are required for the following situations:
Apart from the situations mentioned above, license checkouts are discouraged because they can potentially inflate usage statistics, especially if a user forgets to check in a license that is no longer needed.
Fortunately, SELECTserver provides the ability to restrict the licenses available for check out.
Important: For users of SELECTserver OnLine, Bentley's licensing solution over the Internet, a Bentley login with the Site Administrator role is required to complete the steps below.
Locate the navigation bar along the top, and select Checkout Restrictions from the Site Configuration drop-down menu.
Select the radio button labeled "Apply Checkout Restrictions" if not already selected. This will enable the product list immediately below it.
Select specific products in order to enable or disable checkouts by selecting the checkboxes on the left, and then choosing Enable/Disable from the drop-down menu just above the list.
The value in the Status column will change from Enabled to Disabled.
If a product has checkouts disabled, the Checkout Restrictions will simply prevent licenses from being checked out via the Product Activation Wizard or License Management Tool. Most products will still activate and log usage as before with the exception below.
Important: Products that utilize the Bentley IEG License Service require license checkouts to function. These licenses should not be restricted. Please visit How products that use the Bentley IEG License Service are licensed for a list of affected products.
Locate the navigation bar along the top, and select Site Settings from the Site Configuration drop-down menu.
Locate the Checkout Settings section, and uncheck the checkbox labeled "Enable clients to check out licenses."
Click the Apply button in the upper right to save changes.
Products will still activate and log usage as before. The Checkout Restrictions simply prevent licenses from being checked out via the Product Activation Wizard or License Management Tool.
Note: If the box is checked for "Restrict usage to only checked out licenses- All users will need to check out a license for every application they wish to use," programs will not be able to activate without a license check out.
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