Product Documentation

Licensing

Feb 24, 2016

Note

Studio and Director do not support Citrix License Server VPX. For more information about Citrix License Server VPX, see the Citrix Licensing documentation.

From Studio, you can manage and track licensing, if the license server is in the same domain as Studio or in a trusted domain. For information about other licensing tasks, see the licensing documentation.

You must be a full license administrator to complete the tasks described below, except for viewing license information. To view license information in Studio, an administrator must have at least the Read Licensing Delegated Administration permission; the built-in Full Administrator and Read-Only Administrator roles have that permission.

The following table lists the supported editions and license models:
Products Editions License models

XenApp

  • Platinum
  • Enterprise
  • Advanced

Concurrent

XenDesktop

  • Platinum
  • Enterprise
  • App
  • VDI
  • User/Device
  • Concurrent

To view license information, select Configuration > Licensing in the Studio navigation pane. A summary of license usage and settings for the Site is displayed with a list of all the licenses currently installed on the specified license server.

To download a license from Citrix:

  1. Select Configuration > Licensing in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select Allocate Licenses in the Actions pane.
  3. Type the License Access Code, which is supplied in an email from Citrix.
  4. Select a product and click Allocate Licenses. All the licenses available for that product are allocated and downloaded. After you allocate and download all the licenses for a specific License Access Code, you cannot use that License Access Code again. To perform additional transactions with that code, log on to My Account.

To add licenses that are stored on your local computer or on the network:

  1. Select Configuration > Licensing in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select Add Licenses in the Actions pane.
  3. Browse to a license file and add it to the license server.

To change the license server:

  1. Select Configuration > Licensing in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select Change License Server in the Actions pane.
  3. Type the address of the license server in the form name:port, where name is a DNS, NetBIOS, or IP address. If you do not specify a port number, the default port (27000) is used.

To select the type of license to use:

  • When configuring the Site, after you specify the license server, you are prompted to select the type of license to use. If there are no licenses on the server, the option to use the product for a 30-day trial period without a license is automatically selected.
  • If there are licenses on the server, their details are displayed and you can select one of them. Or, you can add a license file to the server and then select that one.

To change the product edition and licensing model:

  1. Select Configuration > Licensing in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select Edit Product Edition in the Actions pane.
  3. Update the appropriate options.

To access the License Administration Console, in the Actions pane, select License Administration Console. The console either appears immediately, or if the dashboard is configured as password-protected, you are prompted for License Administration Console credentials. For details about how to use the console, see the licensing documentation.

To add a licensing administrator:

  1. Select Configuration > Licensing in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select the Licensing Administrators tab in the middle pane.
  3. Select Add licensing administrator in the Actions pane.
  4. Browse to the user you want to add as an administrator and choose permissions.

To change a licensing administrator's permissions or delete a licensing administrator:

  1. Select Configuration > Licensing in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select the Licensing Administrators tab in the middle pane and then select the administrator.
  3. Select either Edit licensing administrator or Delete licensing administrator in the Actions pane.

To add a licensing administrator group:

  1. Select Configuration > Licensing in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select the Licensing Administrators tab in the middle pane.
  3. Select Add licensing administrator group in the Actions pane.
  4. Browse to the group you want to act as licensing administrators and choose permissions. Adding an Active Directory Group gives licensing administrator permissions to the users within that group.

To change a licensing administrator group's  permissions or delete a licensing administrator group:

  1. Select Configuration > Licensing in the Studio navigation pane.
  2. Select the Licensing Administrators tab in the middle pane and then select the administrator group.
  3. Select either Edit licensing administrator group or Delete licensing administrator group in the Actions pane.