View Full Version : Limiting users without counted features

03-22-2010, 02:07 PM
Hi. We sell server software, and license on seat count (not concurrent usage of these seats, however). The base server comes with a certain number of seats, and more can be purchased in packs.

What's the best way to handle this from a license model/feature configuration?

I was thinking of using multiple counted features to specify the "seat packs" which were ordered, but there doesn't seem to be a way to return the total number of seats available across several FEATURE or INCREMENT lines. Plus, using a license server seems like a lot of headache just to pass a number to the app.

I also thought of putting the value into a vendor string, but again the problem is how to aggregate the total number of seats across several feature lines.

Any best practices, or suggestions?