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How to determine a MapInfo Distributable Licenses from the serial number

product affected: MapInfo Pro™

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UPDATED: September 19, 2017
The serial number and access code entered during the installation indicates to MapInfo Professional what type of license is being used.

If the third character of the serial number is "D", then the license purchased is a concurrent non-borrowing Distributable License.
 
Distributable Licenses are a licensing model that allows companies to "distribute" permanent licenses using the MapInfo License Server Utility (LSU).

When a distributable license is return, it would be returned to an LSU with in the Company's network which could be used for activating by another installation once returned to the LSU.