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Overview of Licensing

The licensing feature in Management & Control Services (MCS) reports current and historical usage of client applications, including summary statistics on maximum usage. MCS calculates usage by tracking the consumption of client licenses.

All licensing information for MCS is tracked through the primary MCS server (referred to as a standalone server, if you have only one). If you are using multiple MCS servers (a server cluster), all licensing information received by any secondary server is forwarded to the primary server as it is received.

Note If you use licensing in a clustered environment, the UpdateTimer service should be started on all servers in the cluster. For more information, see Starting and Stopping Services.

MCS uses the following rules to measure license usage:

Related Topics
Bullet Configuring Licensing
Bullet Installing a License Certificate
Bullet Assigning Permissions to a License Certificate
Bullet Viewing Client License Usage
Bullet Starting and Stopping Services