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Participant II
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how to switch client license types.

Is there a way to switch license types on a client after they have been assigned one via adjoin?  For example if I joined a workstation to the domain, but used a server client license, and now I want to re-assign it a client workstation license, is there a command to do that without having to do do an adleave and then another adjoin.  I see there is an command like adjoin --licensetype "type"  but I don't see an examples of using that command to change a license after the fact.


thanks you,

Patrick Holt

Centrify Guru I
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Re: how to switch client license types.



Welcome to the Centrify Server Suite forums.


This forum is for current commercial customers of Server Suite Standard or Enterprise Editions.


Yes, you can have a system use a workstation license provided this is a "workstation" class system based on the EULA.


Just use the adjoin command with the --licensetype switch at join time.  If your system is already joined, just use the adleave command and rejoin.


A useful reference here:  http://community.centrify.com/t5/TechBlog/TIPS-A-Centrify-Server-Suite-Cheat-Sheet/ba-p/22568

Plus the ccommand line reference is in the documentation center.  https://www.centrify.com/support/documentation/server-suite/



Want to learn more about practical Centrify examples? Check out my blog at http://centrifying.blogspot.com
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Centrify Advisor I
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Registered: ‎10-22-2012
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Re: how to switch client license types.

Hello Patrick,


Thank you for posting your question to our forum. 


To change the licensing of a system that has been joined you can use the following command:




Example: adlicense -q  ( this will show the current license type)


For all the functionality of the "adlicense" command please see "man adlicense"


Best regards,


Participant II
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Re: how to switch client license types.

Awesome, this is actually what I was looking for thanks. Also adlicense /? will give you the switches you can use as well, without needing to invoke Man. Thanks again, the adlicense command was exactly the command I was needing.