User (license type)

A license that allows access to the software by a specified number of users. Each user accessing the software, regardless of the computer on which the software is installed, counts as a single entitlement consumed.

For compliance calculations, each installation is assessed as follows:

  • If usage tracking is turned on for this application and records exist for this installation, then the number of users who ran it is counted

  • In the absence of usage data, the assigned user for each computer on which the application is installed is counted

  • If there is no assigned user, then the calculated user derived from the most recent inventory for each computer is counted

  • Where there is no user available for a computer, then the installation of the application on that computer will be counted as a single user for license consumption.

    User licenses can be allocated to individual users, but in general allocations do not alter how installations are counted. If you want individual allocations to be included in the consumption count for compliance purposes, set the Allocations consume license entitlements check box in the License consumption rules section of the Use rights & rules tab of the license properties.

Product use rights Downgrade rights, upgrade rights, and a specific right for each user to access multiple installations. For record keeping purposes only (not affecting any calculations), you can also record license mobility rights including use in the cloud.
Group assignment

Group assignment is supported.

The sum of all of the following:
  • The number of unique owners of computers that have installations of one or more of the applications linked to the license
  • The number of computers with no owner where one or more of the applications are installed
  • The number of users who have used one or more of the applications on a computer, where that user is not the owner of the computer. (Only applies if usage data is collected and imported.)

Users as above. Where an installation has no user associated with its computer, the computer itself is counted, and in this case the enterprise group assignment of the computer is taken into account (in place of the enterprise group assignment of the end- user).


Compliant when Consumed is less than or equal to Total licensed.

Changing from

Scoping rules will be deleted. Allocations to computers may be deleted.

Changing to

You may want to set scoping rules or allocate the license to specific users.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R2