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System Center 2016 – R.I.P. Client Management Suite
Everybody using System Center Components for Managing Client Systems, has heard about Client Management Suite, or actually owns it.
Client Management Suite
Adiotionally to the System Center Configuration Manager Client Management License (CML), which allows you to use ConfigMgr and Virtual Machine Manager, the System Center Client Management Suite was a package of all the other System Center Products and allowed you to use them for Client Management:
- Service Manager
- Operations Manager
- Data Protection Manager
Starting from January 1st, 2017 the licensing for the System Center components has been changed and the Client Management Suite is no longer exisiting. Also it is only part of the Enterprise CAL if it was purchased till Decmber 31st, 2016.
Unfortunately most documents still show the old licensing information. So for example the System Center 2016 Licensing Datasheet is still talking about the Suite. Also in the System Center 2016 Licensing Factsheet there is no real definition how the new licensing is working.
If you have a look into the Product Terms, you will find the following description:
System Center 2016 Client Management Suite was the last version of Client Management Suite. Each component of Client Management Suite is now licensed as a separate product.
Microsoft switched the licensing of the System Center Products from Suite to licensing all products on their own. So from now on you have to purchase Client Management Licenses for the specific product you want to use. This will make licensing more flexible but also a bit more complicated.
Who acutally owns a Client Management Suite with SA, should know that for every purchased license you will receive a product CML for each specific product:
For each Eligible License, Customer is granted one System Center 2016 [#PROUCT] management License, which will supersede and replace that Eligible License.
All information is supplied without guarantee. I am not responsible for your correct licensing and please keep in mind that conditions can change and sometimes there are differences in licensing based on model, contract, and so on…Reading this article does not mean, you shouldn’t ask you Licensing Professional for confirmed advice!