Cross edition rights

Some software suppliers offer licensing rights where a license could cover other installations within the application family, with the same and/or lower edition. This is called Cross edition rights.

Cross edition rights are included in licenses with the following metrics and assignment types:

Metric

Assignment type

Installations

Computer/datacenter

Organization

Number of processors

Computer/datacenter

Number of processor cores

Computer/datacenter

Also, cross edition rights can interact with upgrade and downgrade rights.

Example 18.

A license for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter with cross edition rights could cover Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard, as well (same version, lower edition).

A license for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter with upgrade rights and cross edition rights could cover Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, as well (higher version, lower edition).



Note

A manually defined downgrade path will override the cross edition rights.