This document will answer all the questions on Demo (Previously known as NFR) License

Q: How do I get NFR/demo license for XenApp?

Ans: XenDesktop Platinum Edition License includes XenApp Platinum/Enterprise Edition plus significant additional functionality and benefits. Please download and use the XenDesktop Platinum edition licenses

The Screenshot shows the Citrix Products which are included under XenDesktop License.

(XenDesktop License)

Q: Do I need a separate License for XenApp 5 or XenApp 4.5?

Ans: No, as long as the XenApp Server Edition is set to Advanced, Enterprise or Platinum, the same License should work.


Q: How do I get a Demo (Previously known as NFR) License copy of XenDesktop 5/5.5?

Ans: Demo (Previously known as NFR) License copies of XenDeskop 5/5.5 are only available to authorized Citrix partners. Access to media and licenses is managed through the secure My Citrix portal.

Below are the links which will help you in downloading the Demo (Previously known as NFR) License.

How to Activate and Allocate License

Q: How do I get a Demo (Previously known as NFR) License copy of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box?

Ans: Demo (Previously known as NFR) License copies of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box are only available to authorized Citrix partners. Access to media and licenses is managed through the secure My Citrix portal.

Link below will help you in downloading the Demo (Previously known as NFR) License.

How to Activate and Allocate License


Q: I have a Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 Environment and I would like to have Demo (Previously known as NFR) License for Enterprise Edition?

Ans: Licenses are available as Platinum edition only, we recommend you to upgrade your Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 to Feature Pack 1 and set your server edition as Platinum to utilize Platinum Edition Demo (Previously known as NFR) License.

Please follow the link attached if you are upgrading your Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 to Feature Pack 1.

Upgrade to CPS 4.5 and How to change Server Edition

Q: How many Licenses do I get for XenDesktop if I am a Citrix Ready Technology Partner?

Ans: You get 100 User Demo (Previously known as NFR) License.

Q: How many Licenses do I get for XenDesktop if I am a Citrix Ready Core Partner?

Ans: You get 200 User Demo (Previously known as NFR) License.

Q: How many Licenses do I get for XenApp if I am a Citrix Ready Technology Partner?

Ans: You get 100 User Demo (Previously known as NFR) License. You will need to use XenDesktop platinum in order to use XenApp licenses.

(XenDesktop License)

Q: if I allocate 10 users License for one time, what happens to rest 90 Users Demo (Previously known as NFR) License?

Ans: With the same License Code, you can allocate the rest 90 User Demo (Previously known as NFR) License.

Link below will help you to allocate the rest of 90 User Demo (Previously known as NFR) License.

How to Activate and Allocate License

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Important note on Licenses

Please note that XenDesktop license key contains 100 user licenses. You should only activate required number of user license (3-5 users in most of the cases). You will be able to reuse and activate the remaining users for a different test scenario or product.

Q: I am unable to retrieve new Serial numbers; I am getting an error “You have already reached the maximum number of license for this product”?

Ans: The error generally means that you have generated the License Code, However you can still use the same License Code to generate User Demo (Previously known as NFR) License unless if you have allocated all of it.

Q: I want to upgrade my License Server; could you provide us a link to download the Latest License Server?

Ans: The Latest License Server available for download is Version 11.9; you can download it from the Link below.

Download License Server

Q: I have changed the Hostname of the License Server; do I have to generate a new License File?

Ans: No, You can reallocate the License file you had for your previous Hostname to the New Hostname. Please follow CTX115870

Q: Do we have to request a renewal of Licenses after a year?

Ans:  The Demo License renewal are tied with Citrix Ready program, the Demo License gets automatically renewed after your Citrix Ready Partnership gets renewed.

If you have any questions which are not answered in this FAQ Document, Please feel free to write to us @ citrixreadytechnical@citrix.com