ServerInternals is licensed corporate-wide or on a per computer basis.
There are three licence types available; corporate-wide, collector-only and full.
A single corporate licence allows unlimited usage across all servers and workstations owned or operated by a single legal entity.
The collector-only licence, which is intended for servers, only allows the collector service to be installed. The full licence, which is intended for workstations, allows the entire ServerInternals suite to be installed.
No additional licence is required for the systems to which ServerInternals connects via WMI or WinRM and which are not running the collector – a licence is only required for each computer running the ServerInternals software itself.
ServerInternals is not a subscription-based offering – it’s a permanent licence so once you’ve purchased the licences there are no on-going costs to worry about.
Typically an organisation that does not choose the corporate-wide licence will require one collector licence for each server on the network and one full licence for each individual who is using the software to understand system behaviour and diagnose issues.
For per computer licences, when you purchase your licences, you’ll recieve one serial number for each licence purchased, and each serial number is used to activate the software on a single computer.