distributed license server model, licenses are distributed across
more than one server. A unique license file is required for each
server. To create a distributed license server, you must run the
Network License Manager on each server that is part of the
distributed server pool.
Advantages of the Distributed License Server Model
Servers can be distributed across a wide area network (WAN);
they do not need to exist on the same subnet.
If one server in the distributed server pool fails, the
licenses on the remaining servers are still available.
The distributed license server model is supported on Windows
XP. Professional and on both the workstation and server
editions of Windows. 2000 and Windows 2003 Server.
If you need to replace a server in the distributed server pool,
you do not need to rebuild the entire pool.
Server replacement is easier than in a redundant server pool,
where you must reactivate the entire pool.
Disadvantage of the Distributed License Server Model
If a server in the distributed server pool fails, the licenses
on that server are unavailable.