How can I use the System Comparison tool separately from the DevPartner product to take snapshots.
In DevPartner Studio 8.2, the System Comparison utility can be installed independently, without a DevPartner Studio installation. Standalone installation allows you to take a snapshot without unnecessarily disturbing the target environment.
System Comparison runs under the DevPartner license. A license is consumed only when doing a comparison in the GUI and the license is released when you exit the client. A license is not consumed by running the Differ service or taking a snapshot.
You can install on as many machines as you need to and take snapshots without consuming a license.
You can copy the snapshot back to the machine where you have a license and do the actual comparison.
The 14 days evaluation license will start to be consumed in you do a comparison.