Licensing

Problem:

We have different SharePoint versions running in our environments — does this cost extra in terms of licensing?

Solution:

Acceleratio does not charge extra for different SharePoint versions simultaneously running in your environments.

Problem:

How much does it cost to license non-production farms? (Non-production farms include any farm that is not considered production.)

Solution:

Acceleratio grants an equivalent number of free activations for each Farm license + Software Assurance that is purchased. So, if you purchase two Farm + Software Assurance plans, you will receive a total of four licenses. Two licenses are free of charge. These additional licenses can only be used on non production farms. If you have more non production than production farms, then the charge for non production licenses is significantly cheaper than production licenses. Contact us with the info on how many production vs. non production farms you have, and we will put together a quote that best suits your needs.


The Consultant License allows you to document unlimited farms for the period of one year (subscription license) and the Farm License is a perpetual license but limited to a single farm.
If you are doing SharePoint consulting for various customers, we recommend the Consultant License, but if you are an in-house consultant then the Farm License would be your choice.

To deactivate your current farm license, please follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to File > Help > License Details.
  2. Click the field below License Details title.

    SPDocKit Deactivate License

  3. Click Deactivate license.

    deactivate-license

  4. Click Yes.

    yes

  5. Your license is now deactivated and you can use it again.
    You will find your license key in your profile on our Customers Portal.

To remove your current farm license and add a new farm license, please follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to File > Help > License Details.
  2. Click the field below License Details title.
  3. Click on the option Deactivate license and click Yes.
  4. Enter the new product key and click Activate.

You will find your new license key at your profile in our Customers Portal.


In case you have migrated to a new server or re-installed the existing server you should contact us to re-activate your license.

Our End User License Agreement is located at the following link.

If you want to purchase a Farm License, you only need one license per farm, e.g. if you are running a farm with 3 WFEs, a single license covers all servers in the farm. If you have multiple farms in your organization (DEV/Production/Test) you will have to purchase a separate license for each farm.

Licensing Non-Production Farms

Acceleratio grants an equivalent number of free activations for each license + Software Assurance that is purchased. So, if you purchase two Farm + Software Assurance plans, you will receive a total of four licenses. Two licenses are free of charge. These additional licenses can only be used on non production farms. If you have more non production than production farms, then the charge for non production licenses is significantly cheaper than production licenses. Contact us with the info on how many production vs. non production farms you have, and we will put together a quote that best suits your needs.

Problem:

Can the application be installed on Windows 7?

Solution:

You can install SPDocKit and activate it on Windows 7 only with the Consultant License. The Consultant License is not connected to the account but to the person, i.e. it is connected to the licensing of the product. The username will be automatically and immediately generated for you upon purchase.
Please visit this site for more information on the Consultant License.

Problem:

Is the trial version a Farm or Consultant License?

Solution:
The trial is the latest released application version containing all available application features. The trial version of SPDocKit has a couple of limitations:

  • Limited information in the generated documentation and exported reports. Export to Word or Excel format is not available. You can see how exported reports and documentation look like in the full version.
  • Best Practices reports are limited to the dashboard overview.
  • Permissions management is limited to 20 actions.
  • The comparison feature for one farm is completely functional, but the comparison between different farm snapshots both made in the trial is not possible.
  • Multi-farm environment feature is not supported. If you have more than one SharePoint farm documented in the same SPDocKit database, reports will be available only for one farm.

If you would like to see more about the limited features, contact us and we will be more than happy to organize a demo for you and your colleagues to show SPDocKit at its full strength.