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Forum Name: Citrix & Windows Terminal Server (Beta)
Forum Discription: Questions and Answers for Server Environments
Printed Date: 16 Jun 24 at 2:14AM

Topic: Designating which users get Pro access...
Posted By: ccmangum
Subject: Designating which users get Pro access...
Date Posted: 29 Mar 10 at 6:15PM
I'm contemplating installing Pro on our Terminal server, but desire to restrict it's usage due to keeping licening costs down. There are only 7 people of the 35-45 that use Terminal services that will need the functionality Pro offers.
Is there a way to restrict which users can use Pro? How does licening work for Pro on a Terminal Server? We currently have enough to cover the installs on the desktop for the users in question. Would I need to buy an additional one per user for the terminal server or one for the server itself?

Posted By: Michel_K17
Date Posted: 30 Mar 10 at 1:25AM
    For what you are asking, you do not need a license for the server, but rather, a license for each user (ie the 7 licenses). Note: We do offer a server license, but this is for automated use of PDF reDirect Pro Batch printers with no user interaction.
    Yes, you can restrict which users get the licenses by registering the program for these users only (the other users would see PDF reDirect Pro in "demo" mode). What I would do is install the freeware version first (so that all users at least get that) - and for the 7 Pro users, you could have them switch to the "Pro" mode, and then enter their license key for each. If you cannot upgrade the 7 users to "Pro" mode from within the program due to privileges issues, simply edit the preferences file (C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\App Data\PDF reDirect\Prefs_v2.ini) so that the entry "Pro_Mode" is set from "0" to "-1". Ie:

    I hope this helps.

Michel Korwin-Szymanowski
EXP Systems LLC

Posted By: dorsal
Date Posted: 25 Nov 11 at 12:26AM
Well, truth be told, licensing costs are the only thing that is keeping me from installing Pro in my Windows Terminal Server. However, since the functionality is doubly increased by using Pro, I am considering it. But it would be nice if I could restrict users without the need for seven licenses

Can We use PDF redirect Pro for - resume services , is it a viable option?

Posted By: Michel_K17
Date Posted: 27 Nov 11 at 10:54PM
Hi Dorsal,

   Your best bet then is to keep most of your users on the Freeware version (PDF reDirect Freeware), and only upgrade the users that need the Pro version (1, 2, or whatever - it does not need to be 7).

   I hope that helps,


Michel Korwin-Szymanowski
EXP Systems LLC

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