With machines there is an option to delete or archive, but only an option to delete a license. Is there a way to archive a license so it does not count to compliancy but the data is retained?
A workaround for this is that you could 'mark' the license as being a subscription, but a date that was way in the past. That way, you keep the license information in Snow, but it doesn't count towards your compliance figures.
You could also create a custom field that states 'Retired' or 'Archived' so you can easily identify said licenses in the future via searches or reports.
Unfortunately there is no possibilty in SLM to archive a license.
We also want to have a license history and therefore created a separate organisation node that is named Excluded.
Under this node we have a node for Archived licenses, a node for Archived organisations and also a node for Stolen/Sold computers, where the inventory agent could not be removed.
With the organisation filter you then can easily exclude that Excluded node from compliance reports.
is there already an update for archiving licenses?
I am afraid but there is no embedded solution at the moment. Additional to the workaround described by David, there is another one: Create a organization node called "Archive" and move the license there. This ensures, that licenses that are located there won't be taken to license your computers. In reports, you can then add a filter, that says "where Organization is not Archive".
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both workarounds would help.
But I would like to have an archive for an accurate "End of Life" process. The idea of creating a subscription with an expired rental date could help, but would distort the basic data.
I will gladly vote for the idea.Thank you for the good ideas.
There is this voting round available which pitches the same idea pretty much.
I've just created the Archive node to test to "retire" licenses or make a license "inactive" as I am not able to choose a date in the past for the subscription option in licenses.
Let me know what idea you're going for.
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