Do the DevPartner Suites support license borrowing?

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Problem:

We would like to be able to check out a license, then disconnect from the server while still being able to use the license. Do you need to stay connected to the license manager with DevPartner concurrent licensing to use the license?

Resolution:

There is a feature that is part of our Compuware licensing system that allows for disconnected use of software. The concept is called license borrowing, and a user "borrows" a license from the license server, disconnects, uses the license disconnected, reconnects, and "returns" the borrowed license. The system can also be set up to automatically return a borrowed license after a specified period of time (day, week, etc.).

We have not tested this with DPS 7.0.2, and do not formally support this feature. I've asked our test group to try it out and see if it will work or not, and I'll let you know from there. If it doesn't work, at least we'll know. If it appears to work, customers could use it but we will not formally support it.

License borrowing is fully supported starting with version 7.1 of DevPartner Studio

Old KB# 11615
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