With this license type, you install the product to computers on a network, along with the files and registry entries that allow the product to communicate with the Network License Manager (NLM) on one or more servers. You also define the NLM configuration. When an Autodesk product starts up on a client computer, it requests a license from NLM, then returns it when the product is stopped. Computers running the product based on a network installation do not require individual activation. For more information, see .
A major advantage of a network license is that you can install the product on more systems than the number of licenses you have purchased (for example, purchase 25 licenses, but install on 40 computers). At any one time, the product runs on the maximum number of computers for which you have licenses, so you get true floating licenses.
This license type is for multi-seat stand-alone installations where a single serial number and product key are used to install products on multiple computers. With this license type you do not use NLM to manage product licensing. Instead, installation, registration, and activation occur on each computer. After the first activation using the multi-seat stand-alone serial number and product key, activation occurs automatically for all computers using this deployment, as long as they are connected to the Internet.