Changing the Hosted Server - Per Project

We have a locally hosted license file, but a current contract supplies licenses, hosted by Bentley, for MicroStation and GEOPAK. Our local server hosts MicroStation and various InRoads Products.

When working on this particular project, we need to access the Bentley server. On any other projects, we need to access our server. Can this be done?

Currently, it appears that the licensing is locked onto out local server and I am unable to change this. I have one user who may end up only using the Bentley hosted licenses, but unless I can divorce it from our server, I don't know how this will work.

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  • Hi,

    To change the license configuration locate the licensetool.exe application on the workstation and run it.  Once it opens, select tools>options to change the server name and activation key that the workstation is configured to use.  You can access the license tool from within the application however it may vary per application how you execute the license management tool.  For example, to open the license tool while in Microstation select Utilities>license management and that will also run licensetool.exe.  

    For the other workstations that may need to run both licenses, one possible workaround would be to check out the licenses from your local server and then configure the license management tool to connect to their server.  The licenses you checkout would count against your SELECTserver but would be removed from the total number available to other users using your SELECTserver for the duration of the checkout period.  Another option would be to use the license command line tool options and set the activation key per product.  Please see the technote below on how to use the command line options. 

    http://communities.bentley.com/products/licensing/w/licensing__wiki/license-tool-command-line-options.aspx

    Regards,

    Phil



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  • Hi,

    To change the license configuration locate the licensetool.exe application on the workstation and run it.  Once it opens, select tools>options to change the server name and activation key that the workstation is configured to use.  You can access the license tool from within the application however it may vary per application how you execute the license management tool.  For example, to open the license tool while in Microstation select Utilities>license management and that will also run licensetool.exe.  

    For the other workstations that may need to run both licenses, one possible workaround would be to check out the licenses from your local server and then configure the license management tool to connect to their server.  The licenses you checkout would count against your SELECTserver but would be removed from the total number available to other users using your SELECTserver for the duration of the checkout period.  Another option would be to use the license command line tool options and set the activation key per product.  Please see the technote below on how to use the command line options. 

    http://communities.bentley.com/products/licensing/w/licensing__wiki/license-tool-command-line-options.aspx

    Regards,

    Phil



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