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How To: Update the license file on the license manager server

Summary

This article describes two methods to update the license file on the License Manager server.

Procedure

  • Update License Utility
    1. Save the new license file to a location not related to ESRI software.
    2. Run the Update License utility.
    See: How To: Update your existing license file using the Update License tool
     
  • Manual Update (If the Update License Utility didn't work)
    1. Save the new license file to a location not related to ESRI software and name it license.txt
    2. Stop the License Manager:
      1. Click Start > Programs > ArcGIS > License Manager > License Manager Tools.
      2. Click the second radio button 'Configuration using Services'.
      3. Highlight ESRI License Manager.
      4. Switch to the Start/Stop/Reread tab.
      5. Click the Stop Server button. You will get a stopping confirmation message.
      6. Minimize the screen.
    3. Swap license files:
      1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\ESRI\License.
      2. Delete all the .lic files.
      3. Make a copy of license.txt, save it to the same directory you just deleted all the .lic files from, and rename it ARCINFO.lic.
      4. Close this screen.
    4. Start the server:
      1. Restore the LMTOOLS screen.
      2. Click the Start Server button. You will get a starting confirmation message.
      3. Click Reread License File, and when it completes, close this screen.