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3.18. Changing 7.x Standalone Workstation to Concurrent Client

Can I convert a trial or an activated standalone copy to a Concurrent Network client?

Yes, you can, and without uninstalling or reinstalling the software. Here are some things you should be aware of:

The conversion procedure requires full administrative rights. You can perform it via remote login to the end user's computer if you wish.

  1. Open a Notepad window, and paste the appropriate text.

    For a client with 32-bit Windows, use this text:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Palisade\@RISK for Excel\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Palisade\BigPicture\1.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Palisade\Evolver\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Palisade\NeuralTools\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Palisade\PrecisionTree\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Palisade\StatTools\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Palisade\TopRank\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\FLEXlm License Manager]
    "PALISADE_LICENSE_FILE"="port_number_here_if_specified_on_server@server_name;C:\\Program Files\\Palisade\\System"

    For a client with 64-bit Windows, use this text:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Palisade\@RISK for Excel\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Palisade\BigPicture\1.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Palisade\Evolver\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Palisade\NeuralTools\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Palisade\PrecisionTree\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Palisade\StatTools\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Palisade\TopRank\7.0\License to use]
    @="Network:"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\FLEXlm License Manager]
    "PALISADE_LICENSE_FILE"="port_number_here_if_specified_on_server@server_name;C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Palisade\\System"
    
  2. Change the last line to reference your lmgrd port number and server name. (You can get them from the main window of Palisade Server Manager. If the lmgrd port number shows as "Dynamic" in Server Manager, don't specify a port number in the file but do keep the @ sign.)

  3. Save the file with a .REG extension, and copy it to the client computer.

  4. If there's an activated license on the client computer, deactivate it as follows. (If there's only a trial license on this computer, skip these lettered steps and just double-click the .REG file.)

    1. On the client computer, run the Palisade software. You may get a message that running the application remotely is not allowed. But the message will also ask if you're an administrator managing licenses, and you should answer Yes, because this can be done remotely.
    2. If License Manager does not come up spontaneously, click Help » License Manager.
    3. License Manager's main screen should show the activated license. If it doesn't, click the Select License button and select the activated license.
    4. Click Deactivate and follow the prompts on screen. If Automatic Deactivation fails, select Manual Deactivation » Save Request File and send the request file to Palisade Technical Support, or upload it to our activations Web page. You must complete the deactivation before proceeding.
    5. When the deactivation is complete, the Palisade software will unload itself. You should then close Excel.
  5. Double-click the REG file. This will complete the conversion of this workstation to a Concurrent Network client.

Last edited: 2016-01-26

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