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    Deployment on Networks

    On Windows networks EndNote can be deployed with MSI installer technology using scripting or via Group Policy.


    • Windows 2000/2003 Server with Active Directory installed
    • MSI Installer 3.x on the Server and the workstations

    Volume Licenses

    For organisations that need multi-user licences, providing EndNote to users on a network, we have the volume licence.  This requires an initial purchase of a minimum of 5 users, but thereafter you can add as many licences as you require to increase the overall amount of total users and work up through the user quantity bands to get better pricing.

    A volume licence will allow all users within the installation to use EndNote any time they want. This means users won’t have to wait until a licence becomes available to access EndNote and their references. With a volume licence, users will be able to search online for references and insert citations into their research papers at any time. This enables the broadest access to the software.

    The volume licence will also allow each user to install a second copy of the software (subject to their organisation’s approval) on a home or laptop computer for personal use. This was not an option with the old concurrent licence.

    The volume licence will also make both the Windows and Macintosh versions of EndNote available to users. By using the EndNote volume licence and the EndNote online option, with its EndNoteSync feature, EndNote users will be able to access their research information from any computer with an internet connection, providing each user with unlimited research flexibility.

    The volume licence allows for digital distribution of EndNote across the network using the .MSI feature.

    For information on purchasing multiple/volume copies licenses please contact your local office.

    Concurrent Licenses

    As of 1st January 2013, concurrent licences will no longer be available.  Instead EndNote concurrent licences will be upgraded to volume licences.  Concurrent customers will need to contact your local office about the discounted upgrade pricing.

    How do I set up an EndNote library for shared network access before X7.2?

    The simplest way is to use the network’s system of file permissions to control the type of access allowed for users and groups. One or two people should be assigned the responsibility for maintaining and updating the library; these users should be granted full access to the file. All other users should be granted read-only access.

    Can I format my paper with an EndNote library that is on a network server?

    Yes, users can format papers using a shared EndNote library.