I am making some tests to check how LDMS manages duplicate entries in order to adapt it to our requirements through the "manage duplicates" options in the "inventory" tab.
A question related to licensing came up to my mind when doing this: how Landesk counts the nodes to check license limit? Does it take into account all the entries in the "Computer" table in the LDMS DB or there is another procedure?
...every new device (which has a different MAC address) would get its own entry in the db (keeping the old ones that used that device name before).
Taking this into account, would Landesk count the old and the new ones as different, assigning one license to each of them?
If that were the case, in order to free licenses from the old devices, would it be advisable to uncheck "Both device names and MAC addresses match" and check only "Device names match" option ? That would force the new devices to use the old Device ID and overwrite the old inventory with the new one, freeing up one license, isn't it?