We have 21 floating solid edge licenses, can we install the ST8 license on the server and still run ST7, we will install ST8 at a later date, is there anything that we should be aware of if we do this. We would like to make sure the license is up and running before we run around installing 30 odd PC’s with ST8.
Also is there a how to guide to updating the license, do we just replace the SELicense.dat on the server or ?.
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this still is no problem.
You can change the license file on the Flax server, reread that file and ready to go.
Depending on how You have set up the license files for Your clients it could be that You have to change those files too.
If You have used the "USE_SERVER" line in the license file then nothing else is necessary.
I have done this with clients running and SE started already and have change the license information at the server during work with no problem.
You can run an ST8 license server and it will be compatible with ST7.
You will need to stop the license server process on the server, copy your new ST8 license into the license server folder location overwriting your existing license file, then restart you license server process.
Depending on how you have configured you workstation clients you may or may not have to do another step.
If you have defined the environment variable "SELMD_LICENSE_FILE" on the clients then you would not need to do anything further at this point.
If you do *not* have this environment variable defined, then you will need to manually copy the ST8 license file into each client's "C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST7\Preferences" folder.
"SELMD_LICENSE_FILE", if it exists will be is located on each client workstation.
On the client workstation open a cmd window and type set. In the list of returned environment variables see if SELMD_LICENSE_FILE exists. If not, then it is not set.
FYI, the use of this environment variable prevents the use of license borrowing from the client, but on the plus side you'll never have to copy an updated license file to all your clients ever again.
So essentially it's the same as using the following in the license file:
SERVER servername SE_HWKEY_ID=nnnnn 27001
But what happens to the selicense.dat file when you uninstall Solid Edge on the client?
The environment variable is not deleted on uninstall of Solid Edge.
Therein lies the difference.