License metering and launch prevention
I need a little help in understanding licensing and some suggestions on products..
OK, example. Adobe CS3 installed in more locations than licenses available. Is giving proof via a product like Labstats, demonstrating that CS3 has never had more launches than available licenses enough for them or would they expect to see some sort of application launch prevention to enforce the license numbers?
We've had demos for License Dashboard and have looked at LanRev, but they probably do a little too much for what we need. We also had a demo for Sassafras and ExpressMetrix recently but again, probably too much (and too expensive).
If application launch prevention would be required, what software is out there?? Sassafras and ExpressMetrix are the only ones I've seen that actually prevent application launches if the license count has been reached.
How are people monitoring what is actually installed on their machines and ensuring their use is in line with the licenses?