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How To: Automatically release a hung license

Summary

Instructions provided describe a configuration change that automatically releases a license after a period of inactivity.

Note:
This releases 'hung' licenses, but does not affect users who are currently running ArcGIS.

Procedure

To automatically release a hung license, create an options file with the TIMEOUTALL feature.

  1. Open a new notepad document and type:

    Code:
    TIMEOUTALL 1200

    where 1200 is the number of seconds after which the hung license is reclaimed.
  2. Save this file as ARCGIS.opt in the C:\program files\esri\license\arcgis9x folder.
  3. Restart the license manager service or reboot the computer.
  4. The options file is now in effect. With this setup, after a period of 1200 seconds of inactivity, any 'hung' licenses are automatically released.

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