Welcome to the new licensing model for ArcGIS Pro 1.2. With the recent release of ArcGIS Pro 1.2 users can now choose which license model they wish to use to authorize ArcGIS Pro. Your organisation can now choose between the default Named User model, or you can now convert your ArcGIS Pro entitlements to Single Use or Concurrent Use licenses.
As most ArcGIS users know, with a new release comes new functions and ArcGIS Pro 1.2 is no different. Many of you know that ArcGIS Pro 1.x has been managed using either ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS to allocate licenses to a Named Users. With ArcGIS Pro 1.2 users are now able to convert their ArcGIS Pro license from a Named User to either a Single Use or Concurrent Use license.
I had a great question on support the other day asking me to explain how to use the ARCGIS.opt file to restrict borrowing of certain licenses.
The License Manager 10 help on the Options File states that you can use the options file to allow or deny license borrowing. But that’s about it.
If you are familiar with version 9 options files there was a BORROW line – this has changed in version 10. Gone is the old familiar borrow tag and replacing it is the less obvious, but equally effective, INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT & EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT. This options line controls license borrowing.
All you need to do is list those who can borrow (INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT) then only those users included have access to the borrowing feature.