Ranorex on terminal server-Multiple users-different licenses

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jiteshkumar509
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Ranorex on terminal server-Multiple users-different licenses

Post by jiteshkumar509 » Mon May 15, 2017 9:41 pm

Hi

We are using Ranorex on terminal server(Virtual Machine) and need to develop and run tests on same PC but under different user sessions (using remote desktop).
So we need:
1. Ranorex Studio (premium license) on session for user1
2. Ranorex Studio (premium license) on session for user2
3. Ranorex run-time (only test execution) on session for user3
4. Ranorex run-time (only test execution) on session for user4

In order to do that we have bought 6 floating licenses (4 premium floating and 2 runtime floating).

The question is: how to make it all work ?
There are no problems with runtime floating licenses (we simply installed license server and added those floating licenses to it). But how we can have 2 Ranorex Studios running on same PC under different user sessions with different license types - premium or runtime ?

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Re: Ranorex on terminal server-Multiple users-different licenses

Post by krstcs » Wed May 17, 2017 12:01 am

Ranorex SHOULD NOT be run by multiple users on the same system at the same time. This not only will cause technical issues, but it might violate the terms of use, depending on your contract and country.

If each of you are using individual virtual machines, then you should be fine. But each VM is considered a separate system.

Terminal servers are NOT the same as VMs however, so their sessions may interact in ways that are unexpected. A Term Server may run IN a VM, but the sessions are still on the same system.
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