Audit license enforcement

Any time you open the Audit Manager console, Audit Analyzer console, or the session player, a background process determines the availability of audit licenses. Only the audited computers that are currently connected to a collector are included in the license count to determine license usage and compliance. Computers that have been previously audited and have data in the audit store database but are not currently connected to a collector and haven't been connected to a collector for over 45 days are not included in the license count.

As you increase the number of licenses in use, license enforcement is progressive. If the number of audited computers is less than 90% of the number of licenses you have purchased, there’s no affect on any auditing features. If the number of audited computers is more than 90% of the licenses purchased, enforcement depends on the number of licenses in use:

  • 90-100% of the licensing limit displays a warning message that you are close to over‑deployment, but you can continue to use all auditing features.
  • 100-120% of the licensing limit displays a warning message that you must acknowledge by clicking OK when you open any console, after which you can resume using the console or session player.
  • Over 120% of the licensing limit displays a warning message for 60 seconds when you open any console. If you see the 60 second warning message, use the License dialog box to add license keys to continue using auditing features.

You can contact Centrify to purchase additional licenses or remove some audited computers from the installation to bring the number of licenses used into compliance.