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Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

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Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

After a successful patch of CPS22 from CPS2. I received emails saying that I had several participants that were disconnected from LDAP. I have read the article on how to search for disconnected participants and either delete them if they are no longer used or add them back into LDAP, but my question is do I need them?

I don't recognize these License users, can anyone provide some insight please?

Here is the list.

PTC Author License

PTC Bom Transformation License

PTC Contributor License

PTC EBOM Management License

PTC Ip protection license

PTC Manufacturing License

PTC Mechanical Design I License

PTC Mechanical Design II License

PTC Project Management License

PTC QUality License

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Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

These are new license groups that were added to support the new subscription model of licensing.  If you don't have any license subscriptions then you can completely ignore them.

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Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

These are new license groups that were added to support the new subscription model of licensing.  If you don't have any license subscriptions then you can completely ignore them.

Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

Hi Tom

that makes perfect sense, thanks for the clarification, I guess when it comes time in June for us to convert over to the new license model these groups will come into play.

Have you done the conversion yet?

Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

No, and I have no intention of doing so unless forced by PTC.  The subscription licenses are much more expensive over the long term, especially for those of us who already own perpetual licenses.

Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

Tom,

I agree with you.  However, the plus side is you can increase OR decrease the number of licenses each year if you are on subscription.

Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

True, once per year and with 90 days written notice (prior to your renewal date.)  I guess if your business model is one where you see large fluctuations in employee count this might make sense.  In a company with slow, steady growth this is not nearly as beneficial.

Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

They are starting to phase out perpetual licenses though.  They no longer sell the View-Print licenses.  The only way I can get more is to buy the subscription based equivalent.  I could be wrong, but I thought that Navigate runs off of subscription only, or at least that is the only pricing model that I have seen.  It interests me, but the pricing model kind of kills it for me.

Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

Navigate subscriptions are available with a "daily user license".  They don't have to be locked to a named user.  This can be cost effective for licensing a large group of occasional users with only a few licenses.

Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

Do you know how "daily user licenses" work?

Re: Disconnected participants after updating to CPS22, PDM Link10.2 M020

Take a look at attached document.

Marco