How does NetWare 6 handle License Activation Keys?
With NetWare® 6, server licenses are basically free. As a result, every user license diskette contains a server license. Therefore, many customers will have a number of extra server licenses not in use. Novell® no longer licenses runtime servers. You may use as many NetWare servers as you require.
Because server licenses are distributed freely, the only activation key contained on upgrade license diskettes is for the user license component. As before, activation keys are distributed only with upgrade licenses.
When the server license on an upgrade license diskette is installed, either during the actual server installation or after server installation in Novell iManager, no activation screen is generated.
When the user license on this same disk is installed, a screen prompt appears requesting manual entry of the activation key, if required.