The following license types are available in XPSWMM and XPStorm:

Standalone Dongles

With the XPS product line (XPSWMM/XPStorm/XPRAFTS), the hardware dongle standalone license is for computers within the customer’s site. Allowing users to take locks offsite brings the risk for a loss resulting in a financial cost for the replacement if a hardware dongle needs replacement. Standalone dongles are registered for use to a specific registered office location and do not support Remote Log In or Remote Desktop connections.

Floating Network Dongles

Network Dongle Location

To optimize network function for your floating license, we recommend that the Network dongle and Network Sentinel Driver installation occur on an always-on, always-available computer within the network. The Network Server’s IP address should be known and remain unchanging.

Optimum Network Configuration

The optimal setup for usability would be to install the client application on the user’s computer (remote client), which references the Network Dongle Computers IP address. A fully qualified domain name can be used depending on network IT infrastructure, if the need arises.

Remote Desktop / Virtual Machines

The use of Windows Remote Desktop to connect to remote client desktops or Virtual Machine instances is possible. Depending on bandwidth, there is potential for a lag between the client machine and the corresponding remote or virtual desktop. The XPS experience is not optimized for such situations.

Recent Use Cases

Recent benchmark testing validates that virtual data centers are capable of hosting and running both XPSWMM and XPStorm in a virtual network environment. Enterprise Anywhere, USB devices host the dongle enabling a virtual network server machine to serve the floating remote clients via Windows Remote Desktop.

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