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Updating to the Version 9 Network License Manager

Updated January 30, 2020


This article applies to:
  • Terrain 3D
  • Terrain Forestry
  • RoadEng Civil
  • RoadEng Forestry
  • Softree Optimal

Updating Softree Network License Manager on Server

Step #1   Un-install Current Network License Manager

Note: Before updating, please check that there are no licenses signed out or “borrowed”.

  • Open the License Manager. Click Settings
  • Under Settings make note of:
    • License Name
    • Checkout time
    • Port number
  • Select Display License Manager
  • Copy and save  Activation Code
  • Press Return License
  • Invalid License: Activation Key is empty message appears
  • Press EXIT
  • Un-install through Add/Remove Programs
     

Step #2   Install Network License Manager for Version 9 and Activate License

  • Download and install Network Executable.EXE
  • Once open, press ADD LICENSE.
  • Copy and paste in your activation code
  • Press "ACTIVATE" and press "CONTINUE".

Back in the license manager main area, you can now configure your network license options:

  • Set a License Name
  • Set a Port Code - the default is 8080, but you can configure this manually if that port is already in use by another software or device.
  • Configure Check out length - adjust the slider to limit the length of time one of the users can take the software offline (1-100 days).
  • Press "SAVE".

NOTE: If reinstalling new server executable on the same server location, we recommend re-creating license details (License Name, Checkout time, Port number) as the previous version, so that end-user computers automatically reconnect.

Step #3  Install Version 9 on End-User Computers

Note: you can have both Version 8 and Version 9 installed and running “side by side” but the shortcuts on the desktop are very similar (as shown below).

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Note: You can have both Version 8 and Version 9 installed and running “side by side”.  We deployed a new release of Version 8 (Version 8.0424 or later) that will allow you to Borrow and Return licenses in both Version 8 and 9. 

Step #4  Reconnect End User Software to License Manager Server Executable

  • Once installed, run any module of the software
  • The License manager dialogue will automatically pop-up, select Network License

NOTEthe end-user computer must be online and able to connect to the server computer at time of configuration.

To add a server license: In smaller network situations, the "Scan" function works really well. In larger network situations - we recommend manually configuring the license, by pressing "ADD".

  • Scanning for a Network License:
    • Press "Scan"
    • The software will start scanning the network for available licenses.
    • Once a license(s) are located, the details will be displayed in the scan.
    • Press CANCEL to stop scanning and view the found licenses.
  • Manually Configuring a Network License:
    • Press "ADD"
    • Enter the server name or IP address. (Note: the IP address is displayed in the top right corner of the license manager)
    • Enter the port # as configured in the license manager.
    • Press "VERIFY and ADD"

 

NOTE: If the server has a fluctuating IP address, we recommend adding by Name vs IP.

  • Select the desired available license:
    • Select the desired Available License (if more than one) and press Connect.

 

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