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Are temp license keys necessary for disaster/recovery for the Coding and Presort applications

Products affected:  Code 1 Plus, Finalist, MailStream Plus™
The software application being used determines if a Temporary License Key is required for Disaster/Recovery.

The software application being used determines if a Temporary License Key is required for Disaster/Recovery.

The Coding applications [CODE-1 Plus and Finalist] require a temporary license key because those applications have licenses based on the specific machine the software is installed on.

The Postal application [MailStream
Plus™ ] does not require a Temporary license because the software license isn't based on the specific machine.  It's based only on the Operating System.  i.e. a MailStream Plus (MSP) license for z/OS will work on any z/OS machine, or a MailStream Plus license for Windows will work on any Windows machine, etc.

To obtain temporary license keys for Coding applications [CODE-1 Plus and Finalist] the user can open a case to request this. 

To conduct MSP Disaster/Recovery testing the user ONLY requires a Permanent License Key installation to the Permanent License Key location.
1) Since the same MSP license will work on any machine with the same Operating System, you can use the one you are currently using for production, on your Disaster Recovery machine as well.
2) Or, to obtain a new Permanent License Key for MailStream Plus - Contact Fulfillment to receive a new Permanent license at pbs_fulfillment@pb.com.  
  • If your MailStream Plus installation also has options such as Palletization Plus or Manifest Reporting Plus, you need to get separate licenses for those.  
UPDATED:  May 9, 2019