We are in the process of setting additional Windchill systems. One is on a secured network and the other 2 or on the open internet , though protected from outside access.
We know we have more users than licenses on the secured system as the original admin put everyone in the company into the system. We have down sized since then (2008) and I have been marking accounts with a NLH (No Longer Here) to their names so we can see that someone who did something is not here. I still have more accounts to mark, but it is a low priority task.
With the additional Windchill systems, some of our users will need accounts on all 3 systems and some only 2 of the 3. When it comes to licensing, is it per username (1 license needed for all systems) or per user account (1 license needed for each user on each Windchill)?
Are Windchill licenses served from a common server, like Creo licenses? This would allow sharing between the 2 new Windchill systems as the share the same network. I share Creo code on a server between these 2 groups now, just use different license servers and parametric-xxx.bat files depending on which Creo license they use.
I know some users will be in an administrator role and thus have a working account as well as access to wcadmin or the orgadmin accounts. Do these system accounts need licenses?
What is the criteria for allowing a user to be put into the license exclusion group?
Currently on Creo 4 m080 and Windchill 11.0 m030 CPS06/08/16 (depending on which system)
Planned upgrade in late 2020 to Windchill 12 (since it will work with Creo 4) and then Creo 7.
There is a whole page dedicated to licensing in Windchill 11.1 and beyond, but let me try to address a few of your specific questions.
From what I understand, the 'Active Daily User' license is no longer available to purchase as of October 1st when they redid the license scheme again.
Hmmm. I just checked with my VAR and he said he hasn't heard anything like that. The ADU SKUs are still listed in the latest catalog and seem to be available...