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About Citrix Licensing 11.13.1 (Builds 15004 and 16002)

Jul. 12, 2016

What's new

These new features are available only in Build 16002 and are not available in License Server VPX. 

  • Call home capabilities have been extended to detect Citrix Service Provider licenses and report product usage to Citrix. 
  • Citrix Licensing Manager Notifications - Enables administrators to view licensing related notifications and alerts directly within the Citrix License Manager.  

These features are available in Builds 15004 and 16002.

  • Citrix Licensing Manager - Enables downloading and allocation of license files from the License Server on which the Citrix Licensing Manager is installed. You can specify a date range for the historical usage and export it to a CSV file.  The CSV file provides daily usage information including the number of licenses in overdraft.  
    Not available in License Server VPX.
  • Simple License Service is replaced - The Citrix Licensing Manager replaces the Simple License Service web UI.
  • Partial allocation of licenses - When using the Citrix Licensing Manager to download your licenses, you can specify how many licenses to download for a product. Previously, the Simple License Service allowed only a complete download of licenses for a product.
  • Citrix Licensing Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) and Call Home support for License Server VPX  - Voluntary data collection programs in which Citrix products gather anonymous or identified configuration, performance, error, and usage data from your deployment and automatically send the data to Citrix. For more information, see Citrix Licensing Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) and Call Home.
  • License Administration Console defaults to Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure  - When the License Administration Console installs, it defaults to https.  

Finding information for your version of licensing

See the tables below for a list of license server versions and their associated documentation.

Important: Citrix does not provide hotfixes for license server components and does not support older license servers with newer products. The latest versions of the license server often contain resolutions to issues appearing in earlier versions. When you upgrade or install new Citrix products, upgrade the licensing components as well. New license servers are backward compatible and will work with older products and license files; however, new products often require the newest license server to check out licenses correctly. You can find the latest version from the Citrix Downloads site.

To find your license server version number

If you are unsure if your license server version is current, you can verify it by comparing your version with the number on the Downloads site.

On a license server with the License Administration Console:

  1. Start the License Administration Console from the programs menu: Citrix > Management Consoles > License Administration Console.
  2. Click Administration and select the System Information tab. See the release version in the information list.

On a license server without the License Administration Console:

  1. Open the Registry Editor (Start > Run > regedit).
    Note: Use Registry Editor to view the license server information only. Editing the Registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Citrix\LicenseServer\Install.

    The version number appears in the Version key in the format: 11.12.1.0 build 14100.

    On servers running Windows 2008 Server 64-bit the registry key is

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Citrix\LicenseServer\Install

 
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