FileBack PC License Management
We know that keeping track of software licenses can be a headache for
Information Technology professionals. FileBack PC assists in tracking license
issues by keeping track of all software installations.
There are a few things that should be known, however:
- Licensing information is transmitted as a broadcast across your local area
network using standard Windows networking functions. It does not pass
through Internet connections, routers, or firewalls. If your network
is segmented using these types of devices you will have to check copies of
FileBack PC on each segment of the network for a list of known
installations. It does pass through hubs and switches.
- License information is sent just a few times per day using very small
packets of information that will not affect your network
- Licensing information is not tracked by or passed on to Maximum
Output Software. Your privacy is fully protected.
- All information transmitted is encrypted and not human readable
- If more installations of FileBack PC are detected than are properly
licensed, an alert is placed on-screen but the ability to use the software
is not affected. MOS is not alerted to license
How to Use License Management
While FileBack PC is running, it monitors for other installations on the
network using the same registration code. It keeps this information in an
internal database. We recommend leaving at least one installation of
FileBack PC running at all times so it can collect this information. To
view a list of known installations, hold down the "Control" key while
clicking on the "How to Register FileBack PC" button on the
"About" page of the main window. You will see a list of
computers running FileBack PC and the last time it was seen on the network.
What to Do About License Violations
If FileBack PC detects a licensing violation you will be alerted by a popup
alert message. The software will continue to function normally. You
should, however, come into compliance by upgrading your
license count. Maximum Output Software provides discounts to
registered customers based on the number of existing and desired licenses.
See our quotation page for a quotation on your