This article describes how licensing works in GFI Archiver.
Licensing within GFI Archiver is split into the following two areas - each is counted separately:
The Archiving License is the license for regular archival of items, for example via a journal mailbox or the Archive Assistant (AA). The list below describes the features of the Archiving License:
- For the Archiving License, GFI Archiver will count all users whose items are being archived by GFI Archiver.
- For the Archiving License, GFI Archiver will count Active Directory or GFI Directory users which have the mail property configured in the user properties.
- Users who are disabled in Active Directory or GFI Directory do not consume a license.
- Users who have been excluded from having their items being archived will not be counted for licensing purposes.
- Email addresses which have been excluded from having their items being archived will not be reduced from the licensing count.
File Archiving License
The File Archiving License is the license for the archival of files using the File Archive Assistant (FAA). The features for this type of licensing are described below:
- The FAA is installed per user. Therefore, each FAA user will consume 1 FAA license.
- If the same user installs the FAA multiple times (for example, on their workstation and laptop), it will bind a total of 1 FAA license only.
Note: A license key always has the same amount of licenses (for both, Archiving License and File Archiving License) encoded within the license key itself.
For example, consider a company which has 100 mailboxes/users in total. Emails for 75 users are required to get archived via a journal mailbox and files for 85 users are required to get archived using the FAA.
In the scenario above, one would require a single license key to cover 85 users, and a restriction list must be configured for GFI Archiver not to count a total of 100 users.