Product Documentation

Manage licensing

Aug 07, 2013
You can use Studio to manage and track licensing, provided the license server is in the same domain as Studio, or in a trusted domain. For information about other licensing tasks, see Licensing in Citrix eDocs.

You must be a full license administrator to carry out the tasks described below, except for viewing license information. To view license information in Studio, a XenDesktop administrator must have at minimum the Read Licensing Delegated Administrator permission. These built-in roles have that permission:

  • Full Administrator
  • Read-Only Administrator

To view license information

  1. Select the Configuration node in the Studio left pane.
  2. Select Licensing. A summary of license usage and settings for the site is displayed with a list of all the XenDesktop licenses currently installed on the specified license server.

To download a license from Citrix

  1. In the Studio left pane, select the Configuration node, and then Licensing.
  2. In the Actions pane, select Allocate licenses.
  3. In the text box, type the License Access Code, which is supplied in an email from Citrix.
  4. Select a product from the displayed list and click Allocate licenses. All the licenses available for that product are allocated and downloaded. Note that once you allocate and download all the licenses for a specific License Access Code, you cannot use that License Access Code again. If you must perform additional transactions with that code, log on to My Account.

To add licenses from a network

Use this procedure to add licenses that are stored on your local computer or somewhere on the network.

  1. In the Studio left pane, select the Configuration node, and then Licensing.
  2. In the Actions pane, select Add licenses.
  3. Browse to a license file and add it to the license server.

To change the license server

  1. In the Studio left pane, select the Configuration node, and then Licensing.
  2. In the Actions pane, select Change license server.
  3. Type the address of the license server to use, then click OK. You must specify the address as name:port, where name can be a DNS, NetBIOS, or IP address. If you do not specify a port number, the default port (27000) is assumed.

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. Alternatively, you can add a license file to the server and then select that one.

To change the product edition and licensing model

  1. In the Studio left pane, select the Configuration node, and then Licensing.
  2. In the Actions pane, select Edit product edition.
    Important: You cannot use Studio to configure your site to use your XenApp Platinum licenses. If you select XenDesktop Apps Edition and Concurrent Licensing in the Studio Edit product edition UI, the site is configured to consume XenApp Enterprise licenses. Workaround: Use the PowerShell Set-Configsite cmdlet:

    Set-ConfigSite -ProductCode MPS -ProductEdition PLT -LicensingModel Concurrent

  3. Update the appropriate options and click OK.

To access the License Administration Console

  1. In the Studio left pane, select the Configuration node, and then Licensing.
  2. In the Actions pane, select License Administration Console.

    Either the console appears immediately, or, if the dashboard has been configured to be password-protected, you are prompted for your License Administration Console credentials.

    For details about how to use the console, see The License Administration Console .

To add a licensing administrator

XenDesktop administrators who are also licensing administrators have access to the Administrators tab in the Licensing node.

  1. In the Studio left pane, select the Configuration node, and then Licensing.
  2. In the middle pane, choose the Administrators tab.
  3. In the Actions pane, select Add licensing administrator.
  4. Browse to the user you want to add as an administrator and choose the permissions.

To edit or delete a licensing administrator

XenDesktop administrators who are also licensing administrators have access to the Administrators tab in the Licensing node.

  1. In the Studio left pane, select the Configuration node, and then Licensing.
  2. In the middle pane, choose the Administrators tab and select the administrator who you want to delete or edit. When you select an administrator, the options to Edit licensing administrator (to change the administrator permissions for that administrator) and Delete licensing administrator appear in the Actions pane.

To add a licensing administrator group

Adding an Active Directory Group gives licensing administrator permissions to the users within that group. XenDesktop administrators who are also licensing administrators have access to the Administrators tab in the Licensing node.

  1. In the Studio left pane, select the Configuration node, and then Licensing.
  2. In the middle pane, choose the Administrators tab.
  3. In the Actions pane, select Add licensing administrator group.
  4. Browse to the group you want to act as licensing administrators and choose the permissions.

To edit or delete a licensing administrator group

XenDesktop administrators who are also licensing administrators have access to the Administrators tab in the Licensing node.

  1. In the Studio left pane, select the Configuration node, and then Licensing.
  2. In the middle pane, choose the Administrators tab and select the administrator group you want to delete or edit. When you select a licensing administrator group, the options to Edit licensing administrator group (to change the administrator permissions for that group) and Delete licensing administrator group appear in the Actions pane.