RfE: 'quiet' SUP version for corporate users


for users in a corporate/enterprice area a ‘quiet’ SUP workstation version not communicating to the internet in the background is required, i.e. would need either a configuration switch not accessible to the user account (locked registry branch?) or a dedicated version not doing this in general.

Product activation can be done offline already, the interactive online stuff as Mentor/Help, GEarth and 3D/Extension Warehouse maybe optional.


additionally, for the recent version communicating with the internet a reference documentation which data is transferred to whom in form of an official privacy statement is required.


Since the license are now managed in the cloud, do you need to “check out” the license before going “silent” ?


SUP single user workstation licences are not managed in the cloud (activation only).


They require the presence of a network adapter. It doesn’t have to be connected to a network, but it must be enabled. This together with the omission of an offline activation procedure might be a problem in a secure environment.



an offline product activation by providing the MAC address of the used NIC is already available. An active NIC is therefore required as a sort of a ‘dongle’ for binding the license to a dedicated piece of hardware. But NICs are regularly enabled for accessing the corporate LAN anyhow and therefore not the major drawback, at least besides the already mentioned high-security environments.