There is a newer form of installing software. I don’t know how long it has been available (let me know if you know). It is called Multi-seat Stand-Alone Licensing.
The multi-seat stand-alone license enables the purchaser to install, register, and activate an Autodesk products on several workstations using a single serial number. The mulitseat stand-alone license simplifies license management for sites that do not want to maintain a network license server. Just one serial number is required to install and activate multiple workstations.
It seems that this is the format of choice for subscription customers, at least in Autodesk’s mind. They seem to be shipping multi-seat stand-alone installs to subscription customers.Each seat of the multi-seat stand-alone license may be installed and activated on one additional workstation for each user, such as a home or remote workstation, provided that the user’s two workstations are not used concurrently, are used exclusively by the same person, and are owned or under the control of the license holder. See my blog on Home Use
Registration and Activation
If the workstation is connected to the Internet, the software automatically retrieves an activation code for each workstation when the product is started for the first time. Note that each installed workstation generates its own unique request code, and the corresponding unique activation code issued by Autodesk cannot be used on any other workstation.
Installation and Deployment
The multi-seat license means there’s only one serial number, one CD, and one manual to keep track of. You could use the Deployment wizard to simplify deployment by creating a server image that users can access to install the software on their workstation.
Be aware, although it’s possible to install each workstation individually from the CD, PAY ATENTION when you do it because any discrepancy in the information entered by users (like typos in the company name or mispellings of anykind) after the initial installation and registration has been completed will cause subsequent registrations to fail.