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g_lab

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License Server in a shared IT environment
« on: September 29, 2016, 04:08:39 PM »
Hi,

In our office, three different companys share an IT environment consisting of a file server an a render farm. Two of us own a floating license of Forest Pack. The other guy has a standalone license.
Since only one license server is allowed to run in a network, we cannot use our two floating licenses simultaneously. Simply adding the license of another company to only one running license server doesn't seem to work.
(Error: The entered text is not a valid license code).
How can we solve that issue?

Thanks,
Gereon

Michal Karmazín

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Re: License Server in a shared IT environment
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 04:40:14 PM »
Hi,

Well, there shouldn't be any problem to add all licenses to the existing license server service. To complete the activation process please paste the license key for each license - received by e-mail with the purchase (not the serial number). Please note, any time needed you can use Resend keys button under User Panel - My Licenses.

Let me mention, that there is a possible workaround by modifying system registry key to override the port and then manually configure all the clients and this way you can run multiple licensing services on the same network. That can be done by editing the LicservPort value in system registry. This value need to be changed on "both sides" correspondingly.

On workstations:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Itoo Software\Forest Pack Pro


On the licensing server:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Itoo Software\License Server


If you decide to modify it, please remember you have to configure all clients by setting the network license to the IP of the server instead of finding it automatically. This can be done using the Change License Mode wizard after setting Network license mode in Configure the Network License window.

Anyway, we strongly recommend you to use just one License Server service per network. As mentioned above, you can add your licenses to existing license server service or separate your networks.

Best regards,