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5.4. Redirecting a 5.x/4.x/1.x Concurrent Client to a New Server

Disponible en español: Como Redireccionar una computadora Cliente 5.x/4.x/1.x a un nuevo servidor
Disponível em português: Redirecionando Clientes da Rede para um Novo Servidor

Applies to:
Palisade concurrent network software releases 5.x (all)
Palisade concurrent network software releases 1.x, 4.x (FLEXnet variety only)
(If you have a 6.x network, see "How do I change port numbers or server name on existing Concurrent Network clients?" in the Guide for Administrators.)

Question:
I have changed my server name.  How can I redirect the installed clients without having to reinstall the software?

Response:
There is no need to reinstall the client software. All that is required is a single edit in the System Registry.

  1. Make sure Excel is not running, then run REGEDIT.

  2. Navigate to this key:
    In 32-bit Windows, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\FLEXlm License Manager
    In 64-bit Windows, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\FLEXlm License Manager

  3. In the right-hand panel, you will see a value called PALISADE_LICENSE_FILE. (If you don't, create it as a new string value.) It contains a port number, an at sign (@), and a server name; the port number may be omitted. Change the server name, and change the port number if necessary.  Important: The port number occurs on the client in this System Registry key, and on the server in the license file.  The two settings must match, or the client will not be able to get a license; if the port is unspecified on the server then it must not be specified on the client.  See Network Ports and Firewalls (5.x).

    (If you have not yet transferred the license to the new server, you can specify both the new server and the old server. That makes it less critical to synchronize the client change with the server change. To specify multiple servers, separate them with a semicolon, like this: 27000@newserver;27000@oldserver .)

  4. Close REGEDIT.

In the future, when your Palisade software runs on this client computer it will look to the new server for its license.

If you have many clients to update, you may wish to include this change in a .REG file and then simply run the file on each client. Use this format for your .REG file, but alter the server name and if necessary the port number:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FLEXlm License Manager]
"PALISADE_LICENSE_FILE"="27000@newserver"

Additional keywords: port number change

last edited: 2017-01-06

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