Convert 18 Individual Adobe 8 std licences for Server Install

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have just joined a company who currently have 18 Individual licences for Acrobat Writer 8 Std which are installed on users PCs.  The users are now operating through terminal services with all applications loaded on the server.

From a licensing point of view, what do I need to do so that I can install Acrobat 8 on the Server and it is available for use through terminal services?
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    by:James Murrell
    personally i would contact adobe, i had this sort of thing a while aback and it actually saved me money contacting them
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    I have been on to Adobe but unfortunately they were not that helpful. First of all they tried to sell me an upgrade to Vsn 9.  Once I explained the situation a number of times I was told that they don't offer a Server solution for 'smaller' business.  They only option was to move to their LifeCycle product which was server based but would be prohibatively expensive for 'just' 18 Users.

    So, does anyone know any different?  Is there any way that I can intall a copy of Acrobat writer 8 Std on our server and have it available through Windows Terminal Services for up to 18 Simultaneous users?
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    Thanks. I've also found later versions of the above which refer specifically to version 8.  If I read it correctly I can simply install a standard Acrobat Writer version on the server, validate it using 1 of the 18 serial numbers I have then access/run it through WTS on up to 17 PCs.  Does anybody agree?

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