At v10 of ArcGIS Server, from what I understand of the new license model, it is not possible to de-authorise ArcGIS Server (like you can with Desktop)
Clients have visibility over their licences with the handy Customer Care Portal tool.
- From here you can see how many licenses you have authorised and how many you still have available.
Scenario: - Purchase 1 license for ArcGIS Server (license level irrelevant) CCP: 0 Auth, 1 Avail) - Install & Authorise in a dev environment CCP: 1 Auth, 0 Avail) - Roll over to production, install and attempt to authorise = Fails as no license available = No ability to release license, so have to get in touch with ESRI Inc Customer Care to reset the license
This might not be too tricky if your over in States, but what about the rest of the world? Get in touch with distributor --> to get in touch with Redlands/Customer Care --> and then back again = Takes lot of time.
Just wondering if I am either missing something or if there is a better workaround to the above?
At 9.3.1 and prior, it was possible to install using the same ECP several times, and through the online registration process, if Redlands saw that an ECP with one server license was getting authorised lots of times, then the client would get a phone call.
= I imagine the new model tries to take the work away from ESRIs end, but can be inefficient when trying to roll over.
- I also assume that if my machine died, and I had to reinstall again, still would have to get in touch with Customer Care to reset license?