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Front-end servers identified by KWIZ licensing mechanism in SharePoint On-Premises environment

Please follow the steps below if you want to know which servers are identified as front-end servers by the KWIZ licensing mechanism

When using KWIZ products in your SharePoint environment, it is important to understand how front-end servers are identified for licensing validation purposes. The KWIZ licensing validation process identifies front-end servers by looking for the "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application" service on each server.

If the "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application" service is activated (status=started) on a server, that server is considered a front-end server for licensing purposes. This means that the server must be covered by a valid KWIZ license in order to use KWIZ products.

After you activate a KWIZ product in your SharePoint environment, a licensing validation process is executed every time a SharePoint page that includes the KWIZ product is loaded. This validation process verifies that the number of SharePoint front-end servers in your farm does not exceed the number of servers included in your order.

If the number of front-end servers in your SharePoint farm exceeds the number included in your order, you may receive a license validation error message, indicating that you are exceeding the licensed server count.

For example, if you purchased a farm license that includes two front-end servers, but your SharePoint farm includes three front-end servers, you may encounter an error message when trying to use the KWIZ product. This error message will indicate that you are exceeding the licensed server count, and the product may not function until the licensing issue is resolved.

To avoid license validation errors, it is important to ensure that you have purchased a license that covers all front-end servers in your SharePoint farm. If you need to add additional front-end servers to your SharePoint farm, you may need to purchase additional licenses to cover those servers.