The following support solution provides instructions for moving a SELECTserver license database from one server to another using a free database utility named SQL Server Management Studio.
A license database includes historical usage data and various license settings such as temporary activation keys, custom activation groups, and client access restrictions. When installing SELECTserver on a new server, the license database can be copied over and used as an alternative to creating a new license database.
The instructions below, while detailed, are best performed by a system administrator with knowledge of SQL Server databases.
If the old server is running an Express edition of SQL Server, then SQL Server Management Studio must be installed. These instructions will use SQL Server 2008 Management Studio, but any version that is the same version or higher will be sufficient. Standard and Enterprise editions of SQL Server should include it already. The following installation instructions posted on a Microsoft blog provide a helpful reference for navigating the various screens of the installer.
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