Is there a license agreement available for the Consultant license? Also, does unlimited mean that installation is possible on all desired client farms?
Yes, the Consultant license allows you to document unlimited farms for the duration of the subscription term.
Under the terms of a Consultant License, only one consultant is permitted to use the SPDocKit. A consultant is a specific individual designated to use the SPDocKit. A Consultant License may be used concurrently on different computers/servers/farms. The consultant may install unlimited numbers of copies of the software, for example on a desktop, laptop, servers or client servers/farms, provided that the specified consultant is the only individual that uses the SPDocKit.
The Consultant license is sold as a yearly subscription and must be renewed upon expiration for continued use.
I am a consultant and my client wants to use my license—is this allowed?
We do like to share, but unfortunately, in this case the consultant is the only person allowed to use the license. You may, however, share the reports and documentation with your client.
How will my subscription be automatically renewed?
If you have selected the option to automatically renew (by ticking the box as indicated below) then you do not need to do anything to renew your subscription.
Prior to the expiration, an email will go out to the email address on file, alerting you that your subscription is about to expire and that your card will be charged for another subsequent term.
If for any reason it is not possible to charge the card (for example, your credit card has expired) you will receive a reminder by email advising you to update your credit or debit card information accordingly. If you are unable to resolve the problem immediately and your subscription expires, please contact us.
After activating the Consultant License, will the product execute when run on a farm server as some other user?
The Consultant Subscription requires activation to a single user, and pursuant to our agreement and terms, only one consultant may use the Consultant Subscription.
A Consultant Subscription allows one consultant to install SPDocKit on unlimited number of farms, for an unlimited amount of clients! The following limitations apply:
- This license is not for in-house IT staff (i.e. Jack Wagner, a system engineer working as a full-time employee for Ajax Corp, cannot buy an SPDocKit Consultant License for use at Ajax Corp).
- This is a PER CONSULTANT license and it can only be used by ONE consultant. If there is more than one consultant planning to use SPDocKit, each consultant will need to purchase an additional license.
- If there are multiple consultants in a firm, you might want to try our Team Subscription which allows for an unlimited amount of consultants to use SPDocKit.
- This license is a subscription and needs to be renewed after it expires (one year from the date of purchase).
- Subscriptions cannot be activated using a general email address (i.e. sales@, info@, ITteam@, etc.) or
- Using email addresses issued by Hotmail, gmail, Yahoo, etc.
Can I use my SPDocKit Consultant License on both 2010 and 2013 SharePoint environments?
Yes, your license can be used in both environments.
If you purchase the Consultant license, you will be able to run SPDocKit on your workstation and generate documentation from it, but in order to gather data you will still need to run or install the tool on the actual SharePoint server.
Follow the installation guide for more details.
Step 4 of the installation guide gives you an option to choose between installing the product or just running it on the SharePoint server.
Can I use the SPDocKit to run reports on the various customer farms that I will work on over the course of a year? Does the license allow for the installation and use of the product so long as it is uninstalled when I am done?
Yes, you can use it to document various customers over the course of a year. It does not have to be removed afterwards as you can use all these copies while your license is active. However, each SPDocKit activated with a Consultant license will be deactivated after 30 days. You will have to re-activate your license again if you wish to further use it.