How do I install both a floating and node-locked license on the same computer?
DavidS wrote: How do I install both a floating and node-locked license on the same computer?
Firstly, you need understand how the two different types of license are set up.
NOTE:When you install a license on the Server, 2 license files are created. One is called "license.dat", which contains all your licensing information and should stay on the Server. The other is called "client-license.dat", which simply directs VisualDSP++ to the server machine. When you install the license on the Client machine, this "client-license.dat" file is copied to the <install_path>\VisualDSP x.x\System folder on the Client machine and renamed "license.dat". If there is a license.dat file already present, it will be renamed "license.bak".
Problem with installing both on the same computer
The main VisualDSP++ license.dat file, located at <install_path>VisualDSP x.x\System\ on your Client machine, cannot both point to the floating license location AND contain the node-locked license information.
Cut and paste the node-locked license information into the Server license.dat file so that it contains both the node-locked and floating license information (see below).
Replace the <install_path>VisualDSP x.x\System\license.dat with the floating license version, which simply points to the server license.dat file (see below).
Step by Step procedure
1. Install and validate (if necessary) your node-locked license on your Client machine. Follow the procedure outlined in chapter 2 of our Liceinsing Guide entitled "Installing a Node Locked License".
2. Install and validate your floating license on your Server machine. Follow the procedure outlined in chapter 3 of our Licensing Guide entilted "Installing a Floating License Server".
3. Copy the "# Begin FEATURE" section along with the node-locked license string from <install_path>VisualDSP x.x\System\license.dat on the Client machine to the end of the "# Begin FEATURE" section of the <install_path>\VisualDSP\LMSERVER\license.dat file on your Server machine.
4. Install the Client license.dat file part of your floating license on the Client machine, by following the procedure outlined in chapter 3 of our Licensing Guide entitled "Installing a Floating License Server".
This will replace your node-locked license.dat file with one that simply points to the Server. The existing license.dat file will be renamed to license.bak so that the information contained in it is preserved.
NOTE: Users on other client machines may receive an error regarding the node-locked license, if all floating licenses are in use at the time they try to check one out.
If you have VisualDSP++ 5.0 installed you can find our Licensing Guide using the following path - Start->All Programs->Analog Devices->VisualDSP++ 5.0->Documentation->VisualDSP++ Licensing Guide
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