Many organizations receive individual licenses (based on quantities) from Quest (or authorized resellers) before entering into an Enterprise licensing agreement. These existing licenses may or may not have an active support maintenance contract. If an organization wishes to enter into an ELA, Quest first returns all existing licenses under an active support maintenance contract: „Restoration.“ This includes all licenses sold to your organization as well as to affiliates in your organization. Then all these existing licenses will be added to the ELA and be part of the ELA, with a support maintenance flow in the future. As a result, it is no longer possible to cancel support maintenance fees for individual licenses once your organization has entered into a business license agreement. Normally, after an audit of Quest software, a commercial solution in the form of a business license agreement (ELA) is often proposed by Quest itself. But how does such a business licensing agreement work? What are the pros and cons? This article will bring more clarity on these issues. By: Gregory Liss [mailto:bounce-GTDG@toadworld.com] RESTRICTIONS: The license granted in this C.A.C.A. is reserved for use by the original licensee and his staff (if applicable). The licensee cannot rent, sublicens, transfer or lease all or part of the software to third parties, whether they are paid or not. The licensee may not surrender this CLA or the certificate issued without the donor`s prior written consent, which may be issued or retained at the sole discretion of the licensee. The licensee cannot modify, modify, redevelop, recompil, decompilize, decompile, decompil or debugge or create works or versions derived from the software. The licensee must not copy the attached media.
The licensee may install the software only for the intended use and an additional computer called a disaster recovery computer, provided that the dissalfed computer does not have simultaneous access to the software while using the operating computer. The licensee can keep the attached support as a physical backup. It is important to note that the word „you“ applies under the specific conditions above to the organization (the corporation) that has acquired licenses. However, many companies are made up of several different legal entities and each of them may, over time, have acquired its own Quest software licenses. As a result, a problem can arise during a review when an organization is considered a single client. It is important to clarify this point in advance to determine how many legal entities have the right to purchase a freeware license in accordance with agreed contractual terms. Our series of articles on Quest software has ended. Over the past few weeks, we`ve dealt with the most common compliance issues when using the software Quest provides and explained how they can affect your business.