ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
Network Edition


Licensing > Managing Licenses

Managing Licenses
The Update License wizard from the administration console’s Global Settings is used to upload and install a new license. The Activate License link on the toolbar activates the license.
Current license information, including the license ID, the issue date, expiration date, number of accounts purchased, and the number of accounts used can be viewed from Global Settings > License.
License Information
You must have a VMware ZCS license to create accounts. When you purchase, renew, or change the Zimbra license, you must update the Zimbra server with the new license information. The Update License Wizard from the administration console’s Global Settings is used to upload and install a new license. The Activate License link on the toolbar activates the license.
Current license information, including the license ID, the issue date, expiration date, number of accounts purchased, and the number of accounts used can be viewed from the Global Settings>License page.
When the number of accounts created is equal to the number of accounts purchased you will not be able to create new accounts. You can purchase additional accounts or you can delete existing accounts. Contact Zimbra sales to purchase additional accounts.
You must renew your license within 30 days of the expiration date. Starting 30 days before the license expires, when you log on to the administration console, a reminder notice is displayed.
License Expiration
When your ZCS Network Edition License expires, a license expiration warning appears in the administrative console and web interface for all users. From the date of the license expiration, there is a 30-day grace period during which the warning message is displayed, but no features are disabled.
Upon expiration of the grace period, the server reverts to the feature set of the Open Source Edition. The following is a list of some of the major functions that are no longer available upon license expiration:
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If you maximize your licensed user limit, you are no longer able to create or delete accounts.
If you do not plan to renew your license, you can regain the ability to create or delete accounts by upgrading to ZCS free and open source software (FOSS). You should choose the same version of FOSS that you are currently running on the ZCS Network Edition for this transition, after which you can upgrade to the latest version of ZCS FOSS.
Renewal
When the number of accounts created is equal to the number of accounts purchased you will not be able to create new accounts. You can purchase additional accounts or you can delete existing accounts. Contact Zimbra sales to purchase additional accounts.
You must renew your license within 30 days of the expiration date. Starting 30 days before the license expires, when you log on to the administration console, a reminder notice is displayed.
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