05-25-2012 11:33 AM
Has anyone actually published ACT! on Citrix XenApp? How does the licensing work? I cant get an answer from Sales or Support. I know that on a Win 7 desktop the license information goes to Program Data. That means that everyone logging into my XenApp server will use the same license key. Is that ok with Sage?
05-25-2012 01:54 PM
05-26-2012 03:46 AM
As ACT Hosting Providers, We Host ACT (and Quickbooks) on Citrix Xen App 6.0 and both behave quite nicely.
As Greg mentioned, Licensing in ACT is a per user basis, not a per machine basis. You would need to purchase only enough ACT licenses to support each physical person who logs in.
05-29-2012 07:11 AM
Ok but please clarify which Server... is it the ACT! DB server that will "track" the licenses? If it's done on the XenApp server I need to understand how to make that happen. By design XenApp presents challenges for individually licensed applications. In addition we will be using non-persistent machines.
05-29-2012 07:30 PM
Licenses are counted when the shared database is open and are tallied against active users of the database. the licensing schema is not machine specific. If you have several databases, you would still need to purchase the number of licenses for each specific person using the system.
I"m not sure what challenges you are referring to with Xen App. We have not had any licensing issues with any product we host. MS Office, ACT, Quotewerks, Quickbooks, etc.