Q. If I use application virtualization, how does application activation work?

A. You shouldn't think of application virtualization as a way around activation. When you virtualize an application, you typically don't activate it. Instead, it's configured with the required information as part of the sequencing, but activated when it's executed on user desktops. Many applications check the hardware that they're running on, so even if you activate them during sequencing, you have to reactivate them when the application actually runs on the user's desktop. This also applies to licensing—you need to consider which desktops will run the virtualized application and license accordingly. Just because you virtualize an application doesn't mean the license model of the application changes to, for example, concurrent executions instead of per desktop.

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