Upgrade a Network License (Microsoft Windows)

Upgrade a Network License (Microsoft Windows)

    1. RE­PLACE THE LI­CENSE FILE: Lo­cate the ex­ist­ing li­cense di­rec­to­ry. If you do not know where the cur­rent LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er is in­stalled, then you may open the Ser­vice Con­trol Man­ag­er in Win­dows, and lo­cate the “LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er” ser­vice. The Win­dows in­ter­face to the Ser­vice Con­trol Man­ag­er is con­ve­nient­ly start­ed by run­ning the fol­low­ing com­mand from Win­dows:

      Then browse the list of ser­vices to find the “LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er”.

      If you open the “LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er,” then you will see the full path to the “lst­clm.exe” ex­e­cutable, which is al­so the lo­ca­tion of the LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er in­stal­la­tion, where the li­cense file “serv­er_­da­ta” must be lo­cat­ed. Browse to this lo­ca­tion, and re­name the ex­ist­ing li­cense file “serv­er_­da­ta” to “serv­er_­da­ta.old”. Copy the new “serv­er_­da­ta” li­cense file to the in­stal­la­tion di­rec­to­ry.


      *** WARN­ING *** If you have mod­i­fied the pre­vi­ous “serv­er_­da­ta.old” file to in­clude lines which start with HOST:, HOST1:, HOST2:, HOST3:, PORT:, PORT1:, PORT2:, or PORT3:, then you must man­u­al­ly copy these lines to the new “serv­er_­da­ta” li­cense file. Oth­er­wise, the serv­er will start on a wrong port, and LS-DY­NA will be un­able to ac­quire a li­cense.

  1. UP­GRADE THE LI­CENSE SOFT­WARE (op­tion­al): Down­load the LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er Soft­ware for Win­dows from LSTC. This archive is an ex­e­cutable in­stal­la­tion pro­gram which should be saved to the in­stal­la­tion lo­ca­tion. Af­ter the file has been saved, then right-click on the archive to start the pro­gram “LSTC_­Li­cense­M­an­ag­er_111345_­win.exe” as Ad­min­is­tra­tor. Choose the up­grade op­tion, and check the box to “Stop, up­grade and restart the cur­rent serv­er” (this box will ap­pear on­ly if the ser­vice is cur­rent­ly run­ning).

    If er­rors oc­cur at this point, then con­tact LSTC li­cense sup­port. If there are no er­rors, then a browse win­dow will ap­pear show­ing the full con­tents of the in­stal­la­tion fold­er:

    You may now close the in­stal­la­tion pro­gram, but leave open the brows­er win­dow.

  2. VER­I­FY THE IN­STAL­LA­TION: If you just up­grad­ed the li­cense soft­ware, then you al­ready have a browse win­dow open to the in­stal­la­tion fold­er. If not, then browse to the LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er ser­vice in­stal­la­tion fold­er. Right click on the LST­CLMUI pro­gram and se­lect Run as Ad­min­is­tra­tor. Ig­nore any warn­ing that no serv­er has been found. Se­lect the “LST­CLM Ser­vice for Win­dows” tab in the LST­CLMUI pro­gram. If you did not choose to up­grade the LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er soft­ware, then you must stop and restart the LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er ser­vice in or­der to pick up the new “serv­er_­da­ta” li­cense file. If the ser­vice was not run­ning when you per­formed the up­grade, then you must start the ser­vice. These op­tions are avail­able in the cur­rent tab. You should then ver­i­fy that the ser­vice sta­tus is RUN­NING:
  3. VER­I­FY THE LI­CENSE: Open the LSTC Li­cens­es tab in the LST­CLMUI pro­gram. Now that the serv­er is run­ning, you should see in­for­ma­tion about the serv­er that is cur­rent­ly run­ning: Serv­er in­for­ma­tion is dis­played while in this tab by press­ing the Serv­er In­fo but­ton.

    Press the Li­cense Sum­ma­ry but­ton in or­der to dis­play a com­plete list of li­cens­es man­aged by your serv­er. Ver­i­fy that the num­ber of li­cens­es and the ex­pi­ra­tion dates are cor­rect.