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3.11. Replacing 5.x/6.x Server Software with 7.x

What if I already have a Palisade 5.x/6.x license on this server?

Whether you are replacing a 5.x/6.x network with an upgrade to 7.x, or keeping your 5.x/6.x network license and adding a 7.x network license, you'll use Palisade Server Manager 7.x to manage all 5.x–7.x licenses. Follow the normal 7.x Server Setup Procedure.

If you previously had an earlier version of Server Manager, the new version will take over the functions of the old one, including managing any 5.x/6.x licenses.

If this is your first install of Server Manager, and you have any 5.x licenses, then the first time you run Server Manager it will ask your permission to take over management of them. This is necessary before you can activate any 6.x/7.x licenses. With your permission, the 5.x service will be stopped. For a brief period, while you set a couple of options in Server Manager, clients already running can continue to run but no new clients can get licenses; typically this should be on the order of a minute or two. As soon as you select your options and click OK, the new background license process will be started and client licenses will again be available. The 5.x license service will be deleted, but all files will remain. You can delete them if you wish, either through Control Panel » Programs and Features (look for a product name followed by "Network Edition") or by deleting the containing folder. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\FLEXnet\Palisade or C:\Program Files\FLEXnet\Palisade. Please don't create a new 5.x license process; that may render all your licenses unusable.

If your 7.x network license is an upgrade to replace a 5.x/6.x network license, your initial Activation ID or certificate license for 7.x will be a temporary one. This allows for a transition period while you upgrade server and clients to 7.x. At the end of the transition period, you will receive your production Activation ID or certificate. For step-by-step procedures, see Upgrading Palisade Software.

Last edited: 2015-04-10

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