KeyServer is a software license management tool that allows a person to log, meter, and control usage of application programs. This approach provides a way of making sure licensed copies of an application are made available to users when needed. Another benefit to this planned approach is the potential to reduce funds being spent unnecessarily on software purchases for every workstation.
The management software correctly administers site licenses, single use licenses, and concurrent use licenses for Windows, Apple, and Thin Client (CITRIX) applications. This software also allows administrators to define their own custom license limits and restrictions based on user-group affiliation, user location, and authentication tests. In essence, this means that different groups can schedule copies of the software or individuals in advance for certain times of the day. This would be useful for scheduling training sessions or for instructors to schedule the use of a specific application in a computer lab during a class period.
The KeyServer currently manages licenses for many of the Adobe and Macromedia products, as well as some specialized software which has been requested by the University community at various times. Updated as of 02-2-2010. KeyServer manages the following licenses:
- Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium: Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign and Acrobat Professional
- Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium: Encore, OnLocation, Soundbooth, After Effects, Contribute, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign and Acrobat Professional
- Microsoft Office Suite is now provided by ITS Microsoft Campus Agreement and is no longer under KeyServer Control
- OpenMind 2 and Mindview 3
- Mediator 8 and 9
- SPSS 17 & 18(PC)
- SPSS 17 & 18(Mac)
- EndNote X1.0.1
- Crystal Reports
To have Keyclient installed, call the ITS Help Desk and tell them you want access to the KeyServer and what software you want access to. An email will be sent to the KeyServer Group and your request will be assigned to either a Gregg Technology Center Staff member, an ISS, or an ITS Technician.
To insure that the software needed for classes is available each faculty member should contact Michael McBride as soon as possible to reserve the software for their classes. We need to know the day of the week, time of day, and the number of copies needed to be reserved.
For more information, Contact:
Michael McBride, Network Specialist I