i have noticed that R# does a silent license check. As the R# license is a per user license and it is explicitly allowed to install
R# on different machines i installed my copy on my laptop and my desktop. Normally i work either on my laptop or on my desktop.
Yesterday i had both machines together in the same network because i wanted to copy some large data files. As R# 240 was out i
installed it on both machines and run then start Visual Studio on both machines. After a while R# displays a messagebox "There is
another copy of R# installed in the network with the same license key" and ask me to enter another license key or disable R#.
It's the good right of Jetbrains to protect their, really excellent, work and this check is a legal way for me to ensure that a
license isn't shared among different users. But the unexpected behavior of R# has shaken my confidence in Jetbrains a little bit. As
long as the check is only done in the internal Network it is ok, but how will i know that Jetbrains doesn't transfer the check
result (or other information) to itself?
In my opinion Jetbrains should have point out this behavior clearly in the release notes.