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FAQ Software

In the past, CT offered a network share that made it possible to install various applications. Because this has to be maintained manually, and is time consuming, we decided to no longer maintain this. If you need software, please contact the helpdesk.
Phone ext. 2200

What are Nikhef owned computers?

Nikhef owned computers are desktops/laptops that are paid and in that context owned by Nikhef.

What is a site-license?

A site license is a type of software license that allows the user to install a software package in several computers simultaneously. Depending on the amount of fees paid, the license may be unlimited or may limit simultaneous access to a certain number of users. The latter is called a concurrent site license.

What is a floating-license?

Floating licensing, also known as concurrent licensing or network licensing, is a software licensing approach in which a limited number of licenses for a software application are shared among a larger number of users over time. When an authorized user wishes to run the application, they request a license from a central license server. If a license is available, the license server allows the application to run. When they finish using the application, or when the allowed license period expires, the license is reclaimed by the license server and made available to other authorized users.

For what time period can I use licensed software?

You can use software (that is used under a license from Nikhef) until you no longer perform work for Nikhef. When you end your work for Nikhef, you should remove all licensed software provided by Nikhef from the device on which it is installed. You can do this yourself or visit the helpdesk if you need any assistance. Note that this also applies when you purchase your (old) laptop from Nikhef.

Can I request software?

If you want to use licensed software, you can send an email to We will review and process your request.