Automated License Purchasing in Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365

Running out of licenses can be a problem and data loss risk if your organization is growing very rapidly or has a lot of rotation in staffing. To ensure you always have the right number of available licenses to protect your newly on-boarded users Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365 supports the ability to automatically purchase licenses when needed.


Automated License Purchasing together with Group Based Licensing ensures that new users are never unprotected.


NOTE: You must configure Group Based Licensing before you can take advantage of Automated License Purchasing


Check out this article on Group Based Licensing to verify it is configured for your tenant.


Configuration of Automated License Purchasing

  1. Login to Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365 as a Global Administrator.
  2. Navigate to Manage Licenses.
  3. Go to Manage Licenses settings and check 'Automatically purchase Standard Licenses for new users' checkbox and 'Save'.
  4. If a warning message appears at the top or the setting selections are not being correctly saved please contact



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