The Network License Manager (NLM) controls the number of concurrent
copies of an application (total 64 users plus three software options)
that are licensed to be in use in a local area network. The NLM
is a small program, runs as a service and can be installed on a
server or a local department workstation.
The administrator installs the NLM as a service with a user command
that also makes the required registry entries. The administrator
then enters a password from the software manufacturer to secure
the NLM and chooses the networks protocol and any event logging.
The NLM is then all setup ready for software use. There is a separate
program to monitor the number of concurrent users and options checked