Each Symantec product includes a trial license that is installed by default. You can register and obtain an extended trial license through the Symantec website at the following URL:
You can also purchase a full product license.
Use the Symantec Installation Manager to install licenses.
For more information about applying licenses to a solution, see the IT Management Suite 7.5 Installation and Upgrade Guide at the following URL:
Altiris™ Inventory for Network Devices from Symantec™ is a part of Inventory Solution and shares licenses with Inventory Solution if you install the solutions within any of the following suites:
Symantec™ Client Management Suite powered by Altiris™ technology
Symantec™ Server Management Suite powered by Altiris™ technology
Symantec™ IT Management Suite powered by Altiris™ technology
See About Inventory for Network Devices.
Symantec™ Inventory Pack for Servers powered by Altiris™ technology is a separate product. You need to purchase a separate license for it.
You start to consume a license after Notification Server receives the first standard, custom, application metering, baseline, or server inventory data from managed computers.
A license is not consumed in the following situations:
When the Inventory plug-in exists on a managed computer but does not collect and report to Notification Server any Inventory Solution data.
When the Symantec Management Agent collects only basic inventory.
See Methods for gathering inventory.
After you exceed your client license limit, you continue to receive inventory data from licensed assets. Incoming inventory data from unlicensed assets is discarded.
When the trial or other temporary licenses expire, the following events occur:
Inventory plug-in rollouts continue to function without any problems.
All new incoming inventory data is discarded.
Inventory reports display a license error.
After AUP expiration, all functions continue to work normally. However, if you install newer versions of the solution, their functionality is not maintained.
If you use Inventory Solution 7.5, the following actions release a license:
Setting an asset to any other state except active.
Inventory Solution data and all associations with this resource inventory data are purged for retired, returned to lessor, and disposed assets.
The asset history of retired assets is maintained for reporting and auditing purposes.
Deletion of the computer resource record.
Table: Asset status change influence on licensing and other behavior of Inventory Solution 7.5
Is an Inventory license released when you change the asset status from Active to this status?
Does Notification Server delete the Inventory Solution data that is already in the database?
Does Notification Server respond to a configuration request?
Does Notification Server change the status to active upon receiving a basic inventory?
Does Notification Server change the status to active upon receiving Inventory Solution data?
Returned to Lessor
Any custom status
The computer resource record is deleted
A basic inventory is sent as a part of the configuration request. A new resource with Active status is created.
See About Symantec™ Inventory Solution 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology
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