Server Administrator - ELM licenses

memoQ TMS can lend licenses to translators, reviewers, and project managers. To do this, the server must have a license pool (a finite set of licenses), from which it can give licenses - and take them back when necessary.

When you purchase a memoQ TMS - or sign up for a memoQ TMS cloud subscription - you will get a license pool. In a license pool, there are three types of licenses:

  • Translator license: The user will have memoQ translator pro while the license is with them.
  • Project manager license: Users will have memoQ project manager while the license is with them.
  • Web license: Users will have access to memoQweb (webtrans).

There are two ways to lend licenses to users: CAL and ELM.

  • CAL (Concurrent Access Licensing): A user takes a license when they start memoQ. The license is automatically returned to the license pool when the user closes memoQ. It is possible that two users take the same license during a day, if they work in very different time zones. To use CAL licensing, users must be online at all times. For the owner of a memoQ TMS, CAL licensing is more economic than ELM, but CAL does not allow users to work offline.
    To start using a CAL license, a user needs to check out an online project that gives them a license, or they need to use memoQ activation to request one.

  • ELM (Enterprise License Management): A user takes a license when they check out an online project that gives them a license, or when they use memoQ activation to request one. The license does not return to the license pool when the user closes memoQ. An ELM license is truly lent to the user for several days. memoQ will check the validity of a license once a day, but if there is no response, it can go on working for three days. For the owner of a memoQ TMS, ELM is less economic than CAL, but it allows users to work offline for several days.

Only CAL on memoQ TMS cloud: In a memoQ TMS cloud, only CAL licensing is available.

One memoQ TMS is either all CAL or all ELM: You cannot mix CAL and ELM licenses on one memoQ TMS. Either all licenses lent are ELM, or all of them are CAL. You can switch between both licensing modes. To do it, log on to the memoQ TMS through Remote Desktop, and change this in a copy of memoQ running on the server itself. The setting is available in Server Administrator, on the Configuration and logging pane. The server needs to be restarted for the change to take effect.

Managing memoQ TMS or memoQ TMS cloud: To do this, you need to be a member of the Administrators group on the memoQ TMS or memoQ TMS cloud, and have the project manager edition of memoQ.

How to get here

    1. At the very top of the memoQ window, click the Server Administrator Server administrator icon. icon. You can also find this icon on the Project ribbon.

    2. The Server Administrator window opens, showing the Connection pane.

    3. Type or choose the address of the memoQ TMS, and click the Select Select icon. button.

      You may need to log in: If you access this server for the first time, the Log in to server window opens. You need a user name and a password to access the server.

  1. Under Category, click ELM licenses. The ELM licenses pane appears.

If you cannot see ELM licenses: The memoQ TMS is in CAL licensing mode. Either you need to switch licensing mode, or you need to lend licenses through the CAL licenses pane. To learn more: see Help about the CAL licenses pane of Server Administrator.


What can you do?

When you finish

To return to memoQ: Click Close.

Or, choose another category to manage: