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?
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.
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.
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