What am I paying for when buying a license?
Well Shadow is sold based on a subscription model. This means that when you purchase a license, you receive 12 months of free updates from the date of purchase and email support (two business day response). After the 12 month period and at your discretion, you can pay 40% of the original price to “renew” the subscription and receive another 12 months of free updates and support. If you choose not to renew, you can continue using the last version you obtained or are eligible to use. The 12 month time frame is merely for new versions/updates and has no relevance to rights of use (as long as the EULA is not violated).
How are licenses managed?
Well Shadow uses a license server, installed locally on your network, to manage license subscriptions. This means you can install Well Shadow on an unlimited number “client” computers, but you can only simultaneously run the number of license subscriptions you purchased. So, for instance, if you have purchased two license subscriptions you will only be able to have two users at any time using Well Shadow simultaneously. If a third user tries to start an instance of Well Shadow they will receive an error message that indicates all of the license subscriptions are currently being used by other users. Additional licenses may be purchased at any time.
For detailed instructions on how to install Well Shadow and/or Microsoft SQL Server please click here: Installation Instructions.