Sorting out auto-detected license keys
TNI will automatically detect licensed installations of certain software along with the corresponding license keys. After switching to the Licenses screen, you may see the following item at the top of the main area:
Click the item to display all detected licensed copies in the Details panel, sorted by software title and keys. From here, you can quickly find the installations you are interested in and create licenses for them (or select from the existing ones) by selecting from corresponding action menus.
The program is also able to find Unidentified keys. They are the keys that were detected but not recognized for which software element they can be applied. A suggested list of software for these keys is displayed in the software column. Using the Action menu, you can create a new license for the selected key, specify the software item for which it is intended, or hide it. If you select the option to specify the software, a separate window will be opened in which you can assign a key to the required software.
If you activate the Automatically add keys detected during scanning to matching licenses option in Settings — Software Database, then all found keys will be added to the expected software licenses automatically. With the active option or if you bind the key to the software manually, further operations with licenses are processed in the normal mode.
If the same key is detected in several installations, the corresponding row may be expanded to display the list of computers:
Sometimes, identical license keys are found in installations of different software items. This may be an indicator that those items are different versions of the same software and should be merged. A special case hint will appear: click it and all suspected software items will be selected and you'll be offered to merge them before creating a common license.
Pressing New license for this software will bring up the license creation window.
Hovering over an unidentified key, additional information in the hint will be shown. This data will help you decide on further actions with this key.