New features

The latest release of Shared Device Licensing ships with the following features:

Deploy licenses to multiple labs

Now, you can deploy shared device licenses to multiple labs in your institution. By,

  1. Creating product profiles (new) or using the default profile.
  2. And then, define associated machines (new) based on the following:
    • Microsoft Active Directory organizational units
    • LAN IP addresses
    • Or installed packages

Delegate administrative tasks to other admins

Assign specialized admin roles and delegate tasks to other admins in your institution:

  • Product admins to create additional product profiles and configure labs in your organization.
  • Product profile admins to manage product profiles

See how to manage admin roles on the Admin Console.

Add products and licenses

If you are a VIP (Value Incentive Plan) customer, you can now purchase products or additional shared device licenses from the Admin console directly.

In the upper-right corner of the Overview page of the Admin Console, click Add Products .

In the Add Products screen, add products or add licenses to your existing products.

Add product licenses

Recover unused licenses

If you've installed shared device licenses on machines that are no longer in use, quickly recover the licenses and reuse them on other machines. For example, if you plan to retire an old machine or if you want to repurpose a machine and reuse it outside of a lab or a classroom. You can even recover licenses from machines that are completely inoperable.

See Recover shared device licenses.

How to upgrade your shared device licenses

To use the latest features of Shared Device Licensing on end-user machines, you can either choose to:

  • Re-deploy the packages
  • Or activate licenses

Re-deploy packages

  1. Use the Admin Console Packages tab to create new shared device license packages.

  2. After creating the packages on the Admin Console, choose from the following methods to deploy the new packages:

    • Install by double-clicking the package file. See this document for details.
    • Use third-party tools such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Apple Remote Desktop, or JAMF Casper Suite. See this document for details.
    • Deploy using command line on Windows computers. See this document for details.
    • Deploy using Info.plist file on macOS computers. See this document for details.

Activate licenses

Perform the following procedure on each machine on which you plan to upgrade the licenses:

  1. Download the Adobe Licensing Toolkit from the following location based on the machine OS:

  2. Using the Windows command line or macOS terminal, navigate to downloaded Toolkit main folder.

  3. Run the following command with admin privileges:


    adobe-licensing-toolkit.exe --activate

    Short form:

    adobe-licensing-toolkit.exe -s

    For macOS:

    sudo adobe-licensing-toolkit --activate

    Short form:

    sudo adobe-licensing-toolkit -s

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