In the archive some probes are just green and some have a ribbon. Why? What does the ribbon represent?
That they require a license key.
Some probes don't require a license? Weird but OK.
The licensing within Nimsoft is very much a trust based licensing. Most licensing is not really enforced or can quite easily be circumvented.
Having a license for a probe does not restrict on how many servers it can be deployed, but when customer buy the solution they have to specify how many servers they will monitor from an application or simple file server point of view. However this is never enforced.
So I hope this makes licensing a bit more easier to understand.
Anjay is correct. Commercial licensing is mostly on an honor-system basis.
Do not get confused with License keys (which allow probe packages to be deployed, manipulated, activated, and such) with the Software License Agreement (which is a commercial agreement on permission to use the product).
It is common to use these terms interchangeably which only adds to the confusion. License Keys are mechanical devices to keep honest people honest. The License Agreement controls usage.
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