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7.6. Renewing a Course License (6.x → 6.x)

Applies to: The DecisionTools Suite 6.x, course licenses
(If your new course license this year is 7.x, see Renewing a Course License 6.x → 7.x.)

We have a current 6.x course license, deployed as client-server, option 1. We have just purchased a renewal, which is also 6.x. Do we really have to reinstall everything?

No, all you need to do is to activate the new license on your server. Run Palisade Server Manager, click Activate, and enter the Activation ID and number of users from the email you received with your license renewal information. It is not necessary to reinstall Server Manager. If you already have 6.3.1, or you're sticking with your current version of the client software, you don't have to do anything at all on the clients.

If you have an older version of the client software and want to upgrade to the latest version, you can do it without uninstalling the old version.

  1. Download the client installer, DTS63-cust-Setup.exe, from the link in that same email.
  2. Get the Palisade_NetworkClient.ini file by clicking the "Create Client.ini File" button in Palisade Server Manager, and place that file in the same folder as the installer.
  3. Right-click the installer, and select Run As Administrator.

It's perfectly okay to create a master image and clone it to all the computers in your lab.

What if we deployed last year's 6.x license as independent workstations, option 2? What must we do for the renewal?

The expiration date is hard coded in the Palisade_Course.lic file, so you will have to reinstall the software on all the workstations whether you're upgrading versions or not. However, there's no need to uninstall the old version first.

  1. Download the client installer, DTS63-cust-Setup.exe, from the link in the renewal email.
  2. Your new Palisade_Course.lic file is attached to that email. Place that file in the same folder as the installer. Be sure you have the new file — check the expiration date on the INCREMENT line.
  3. Right-click the installer, and select Run As Administrator.

Last edited: 2016-01-28

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