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Microsoft FrontPage
RTR FrontPage Server Extensions for:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2


License Information for RTR's FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 for IIS 8.5, IIS 8 and IIS 7.5

The RTR FrontPage Server Extensions licenses are:

  • Affordable and cost effective
  • Priced based on the maximum number of sites and maximum number of subwebs required
  • Available as a Hosted license, a Floating license or Node locked to a given host
  • Floating and Node locked licenses are valid for 2 years from date of issuance
  • Hosted licenses are valid for 1 year from date of issuance
  • Available for purchase online, with immediate online delivery
  • Functional with all future releases of RTR FPSE 2002 on IIS 7.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, IIS 8 for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 and IIS 8.5 for Windows Server 2012  R2.

Before you purchase, please read the following detailed licensing information to be sure you pick the appropriate license.  Licenses are upgradable, but your choice of a Hosted vs. Floating vs. Node-Locked license cannot be changed.  Licenses are not refundable.

For Floating and Node-Locked licenses you will need your HostId from your physical machine (you retrieved your HostId during the install procedure).

For Hosted licenses you will need your RTR FPSE IIS server IP address

Ready to get your license?  Visit the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions Shopping Cart.

License Details

Price

Item Price
Single site with 25 subwebs $5
Additional sites $5 each
Additional groups of 25 subwebs $5 / site
30-day Evaluation (Floating)
(Up to 4 sites @ 25 subwebs/site)
FREE

Thus, the formulas to compute the license fee are:

  1. Compute the # Subweb Groups as: Maximum Subweb Count / 25, and then rounding up the result.
  2. Calculate the license fee as: $5 * # Subweb Groups * # Sites

Determining Your Site Count and Maximum Subwebs

As mentioned above, the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions are licensed both per maximum sites and per maximum subwebs.

Maximum Sites

To determine your site count on a given machine perform the following steps:

  • Visit the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  • Expand the node for the machine
  • Expand the node for "Sites" and count the sites
  • Count all sites even if they will not be extended with the FrontPage Server Extensions
  • Do not count one Microsoft SharePoint Administration website and one Exchange websites
  • Do not count FTP only sites

Maximum Subwebs

To determine your subweb count, open each site in FrontPage and count the subwebs.  This number will apply as the maximum on all sites; every site must be licensed at this maximum number.

Site Count and Subwebs Count Example

Licensing Price Examples

Maximum # Subwebs
in any site

# Subweb Groups (of 25)
Calculation:
Ceiling(Max # Subwebs / 25)

# Sites

Group Cost
Calculation:
*5 *
# Subweb Groups * # Sites

License Fee

10 1 1 1 * 1 * $5 $5
89 4 1 4 * 1 * $5 $20
27 2 2 2 * 2 * $5 $20
62 3 4 3 * 4 * $5  $60
15 1 15 1 * 15 * $5 $75
84 4 7 4 * 7 * $5 $140

License Changes and Upgrades

You can reconfigure your license in any way, except the Hosted, Floating and Node-Locked license type may not be changed, as noted below .  You can change the # Sites and # Subweb Groups to upgrade/reconfigure your license.  For example, you could:

  • Add sites
  • Add subweb groups
  • Add both sites and subweb groups
  • Add sites and reduce subweb groups
  • Reduce sites and add subweb groups
  • Reduce both sites and subweb groups (please see the downgrade note below)

 The steps to compute the fee for an upgrade is:

  1. Compute the new license fee based on # Sites and # Subweb Groups
  2. Compute the upgrade license fee as: $5 + Max(0, New License Fee - Previous License Fee Basis)

In other words, your upgrade fee is $5 more than any additional cost for your new license compared to your last license.

Note: You could downgrade a license if you wish, but it will still cost you $5 and also the new lower license fee becomes your basis for future upgrades.  Thus if you downgrade a license, it is in your interest to keep the basis license fee as close to the previous license fee as possible; you will lose the difference during any future upgrade requests.

To request an upgrade, visit the same RTR FrontPage Server Extensions Shopping Cart you used to get your original license.  When you enter the HostId (IP address for a Hosted license) for a previously issued license, the shopping cart will automatically switch to upgrade processing, show you details of your previous license, and calculate your upgrade price.

Most license upgrades / reconfigurations are processed within a few minutes of completing your PayPal transaction, however, some upgrades can take up to 24 hours.

Hosted vs. Floating vs. Node-Locked Licenses

You can get three types of licenses for the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions, Hosted, Floating and Node-Locked :

A Hosted License:

  • Allows installation and use of the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions on virtual or physical machines

  • Allows access to the RTR Hosted License Server and does not require that you have a license server to be running (rlm.exe) on a physical machine

  • Allows the sites from a single license to be parceled out to multiple IIS servers and FrontPage Server Extensions

  • Includes Failover License server protection

  • Valid for 1 year from date of issuance

A Floating license:

  • Requires a license server to be running (rlm.exe) to be running on a physical machine

  • Is not required to be on the machine as the IIS server and the FrontPage Server Extensions

  • Allows installation and use of the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions on virtual machines

  • Allows the sites from a single license to be parceled out to multiple IIS servers and FrontPage Server Extensions

  • Valid for 2 years from date of issuance

A Node-Locked license:

  • Does not require the license server (rlm.exe)

  • Must be on the same physical machine with IIS server and FrontPage Server Extensions

  • Will not function on a virtual machine

  • Valid for 2 years from date of issuance

At first glance the Node-Locked license seems simpler because it does not require the license server and thus seems it might be a better choice.  However, the Node-Locked license is less flexible.  It is permanently locked to a physical machine. It cannot be used on a virtual machine and cannot be transferred between one physical machine and another.  Also, if you want to split the load of your web server by transferring some FrontPage webs to an additional IIS server, you will have to buy an additional license for the additional RTR FrontPage Server Extensions on the additional IIS server.

The Floating license is more flexible.  Though the Floating license is locked to a physical machine, the license server can share its licenses to other machines.  So, if you move your IIS server with the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions from one machine to another, your existing Floating license would still work (as long as your license server is running).  Or, if you want to split the FrontPage Webs from a machine to one or more additional machines and extend the new IIS server with the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions, then your existing Floating license would still work.

The Hosted license is the most flexible.  It may be used with either virtual or physical machines and the service includes the Primary and 2 Failover License servers.

Note, however, that while the site licenses in a single Floating license can be parceled out, the site licenses cannot be shared.  For example, if you have two servers running the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions, one with 10 sites and the other with 5 sites, your Floating license would need to have at least 15 sites.

Hosted / Floating / Node-Locked Cannot Be Changed

The upgrade process cannot change license types - your choice of Hosted, Floating or node locked license is permanent.

  • Hosted licenses may not be upgraded/reconfigured to a Floating or Node-Locked license.
  • Node-Locked licenses may not be upgraded/reconfigured to a Hosted or Floating license.
  • Floating licenses may not be upgraded/reconfigured to a Hosted or Node-Locked license.

Thus, if you need to change license types, you must buy a new license.

Failover License Information

  • Providing a fail-safe secondary controller in case of a server outage allows you to increase the availability of a service.
  • You can easily setup a failover license server
  • Failover licenses are two year renewable licenses and available for a $25 fee from the RTR FPSE shopping cart.
  • Visit our RTR FPSE Failover License Information page for details.
  • Please also refer to the Reprise RLM End-User Manual, where you will find information concerning a Failover License Server as well as a wealth of additional information about licenses and the License Server.

Hosted Failover License Information

  • Providing a fail-safe second and third controller in case of a server outage allows you to increase the availability of a service.
  • You can easily setup and configure the Hosted Failover license server password and license files.
  • Hosted Failover licenses are one year renewable licenses and available for a $25 fee from the RTR FPSE shopping cart.
  • Hosted FPSE Failover licenses are used when you are hosting your own Floating RLM license server and would like RTR to host your failover license servers.
  • Visit our RTR FPSE Hosted Failover License Information page for details.
  • Please also refer to the Reprise RLM End-User Manual, where you will find information concerning a Failover License Server as well as a wealth of additional information about licenses and the License Server.

License Additional Information

Please note that the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions enforce the site count regularly and the subweb count less regularly.  Very shortly after you exceed the maximum number of sites, when clients such as FrontPage, Expression Web, and Visual Studio try to use the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions they will receive a "no licenses available" error.  However, if you exceed the number of subwebs, then the RTR FrontPage Server Extensions may seem to a work for a while but eventually they will report the "no licenses available" error.

The above information should be sufficient to determine your license needs for most installations.  If you have questions, or would like assistance in determining your needs, please contact us at .

Be sure of what you order!  RTR FrontPage Server Extensions licenses are not refundable.


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