16.3 Manually Adding Device Allocations

You can allocate licenses to a specific devices. The devices can have the product installed or not installed. For example, you purchase 10 licenses of ProductA. You can allocate the licenses to the target devices before ProductA is even installed on the devices.

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click the Asset Management tab.

  2. In the License Management page, click Licensed Products.

  3. In the Licensed Products list, click the licensed product for which you want to allocate licenses.

  4. Click the License Allocations tab.

  5. (Optional) To see which devices have the product installed but do not have an allocated license, click the Installations with no allocations number in the Device Allocations panel.

  6. Click Add > Devices with Product Installed if the device you want to allocate a license to has the product installed.


    Click Add > Any Devices if the device you want to allocate a license to does not have the product installed.

    The Search for Device dialog box is displayed.

  7. In the Device Type field, select whether you want to search Managed Devices, Inventoried Devices, Managed or Inventoried Devices, ZAM Migrated Devices, or All.

    If you are not sure of the device type, select All.

  8. To limit the search, use the filters to create the search criteria.

    If you don’t create filters, all devices (or all devices with the product installed) are displayed, up to the maximum display number.

  9. Specify the maximum number of devices you want the search to display.

  10. Select the columns you want displayed in the resulting search dialog box. Control-click to select multiple fields.

  11. Click Search to display a Select Device dialog box that lists the search results.

  12. Select the devices you want to allocate licenses to, then click OK.

    The following information is provided for the allocation:

    • Machine Name, Login Name, and IP Address: Standard information about the device, including the login name of the user who was logged in at the time the device was inventoried.

    • Site, Department, Cost Center: Demographic data about the device. If one or more of the fields is empty, the device’s inventory data does not contain that information.

    • Installed Quantity: The number of installations of the licensed product on the device. This should typically be 1.

    • Duplicate Allocation: Includes a check mark if the device’s installation is also included in a demographic allocation.

    • Installations with No Allocations: Displays the number of installations that are not allocated a license either through a demographic allocation or a device allocation. Click the number to display the list of installations.