Opening the Licensing Service control panel

Use the Windows Start menu to open the Licensing Service control panel. If Centrify Licensing Service Control Panel is not pinned to the Start menu, use Start menu searching to locate and start the Centrify Licensing Service control panel.

The Licensing Service control panel contains the following tabs:

  • General. Use this tab to monitor current licensing service status, start and stop the licensing service, and manually refresh license count information as described in Starting, stopping, and refreshing the licensing service.

    The Current Configuration area displays the name of the Active Directory forest that the licensing service manages, and the name of the computer where the licensing service is running.

    The Monitoring Details area displays the current status of license monitoring, the date of the last license usage update, and license status details. Current status can be one of the following:

    • Idle. The licensing service is running, and is available to perform a license usage update.
    • Busy. A license usage update is in progress, or the licensing service is starting.
    • N/A. The licensing service is not running or is otherwise unavailable.

    An additional field, Service status, displays whether the Licensing Service is running or stopped.

  • DC/DZ Deployment. Use this tab to monitor usage details—including license counts—of authentication and privilege elevation (also known as access control and privilege management) licenses. See Monitoring Centrify license usage for more information about using this tab.
  • DA Deployment. Use this tab to monitor usage details—including license counts—of audit and monitoring service licenses. See Monitoring Centrify license usage for more information about using this tab.
  • DC/DZ Licenses. Use this tab to create license containers, and add or remove licenses for authentication and privilege elevation (also known as access control and privilege management). See Creating license containers and adding license keys and Adding and removing Centrify license keys for more information about using this tab.
  • DA Licenses. Use this tab to add or remove licenses for audit and monitoring service. See Adding and removing Centrify license keys for more information about using this tab.
  • Settings. Use this tab to configure how often license usage information is automatically refreshed, and license usage email notification details. Email notification details that you can configure include the list of recipients, SMTP server settings, whether some system information is hidden in notification email, and the license usage threshold that triggers email notification. See Configuring Licensing Service settings and Configuring license usage email notification for more information about using this tab.
  • Troubleshooting. Use this tab to manually refresh license usage information and manage licensing service logging. Logging parameters that you can configure include trace level of logged events and log file location. You can also view and save the current log from this tab. For more information, see Configuring Licensing Service settings and Configuring and viewing licensing service logs.