This support solution provides step-by-step instructions for migrating from a deployed SELECTserver running in-house to Bentley CONNECT SELECTservices (i.e. the hosted server or SELECTserver OnLine) on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.
When migrating to SELECT Open Access or renewing a SELECT agreement, all subscribers must migrate to Bentley CONNECT SELECTservices, provisioned through Microsoft’s powerful new Azure cloud platform for maximum performance, security, and simplified administration, leveraging existing Windows desktop directory services for identity management.
The following outlines steps required to complete this transition.
Note: If Bentley Licensing Support has already completed the migration and provided a confirmation email with the new license settings, please skip this step and proceed to Step 3.
Go to the Windows Start Menu > All Programs > Your Bentley Program > License Management Tool.
* You can use Group Policy to bulk configure product activation Configure Product Activation using Group Policy.
Double-click the Administrative Tools icon.
Double-click the Services icon.
Highlight the Bentley SELECTserver service and choose to Stop the service.
*You will need to keep the SELECTserver Gateway service running if any client machines require legacy version (Pre-XM) software access. Just reconfigure it to use SELECTserver OnLine by performing the following steps:
If decommissioning the entire server, a standalone version of the SELECTserver Gateway can be installed on another server or even directly on workstations as an alternative. The following support solution provides instructions for downloading, installing, and configuring a standalone Gateway.