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How To: Setting up Child License Managers from a Parent license server

Summary

Many large organizations need to have separate license managers for their remote locations and departments. Due to network constraints, it is recommended to setup a Child License Manager that consumes its licenses from the Parent License Manager. The instructions provided describe how to set up a Child License Manager from a Parent license server.

Procedure

Configuring the Child License Manager is similar to authorizing a typical License Manager 10 system. The only difference is that a Child License Manager gets its licenses from an internal system versus authorizing from Esri.

  1. Install License Manager on the Child License Manager server. Open ArcGIS License Server Administrator and select the Authorization folder on the left. Click the Authorization Now button.

    [O-Image] Authorization of Child License Manager - Step1
  2. Under Authorization Options in the Software Authorization Wizard, select “I need to authorize licenses on my license server” and "ArcGIS Desktop". Click Next.

    [O-Image] Authorization Child License Manager - Step 2
  3. For Authorization Method, select, “Authorize your software from a local license server.” Click Next.

    [O-Image] Authorization Child License Manager - Step 3
  4. On the Choose a License Server page, type the name of the Parent License Manager under Specify a License Server.

    [O-Image] Authorizing Child License Manager - Step3
  5. On the Software Authorization Number page, type the authorization number and the number of licenses that the Child License Manager will need. Click Next.

    [O-Image] Authorization Child License Manager - Step 5
  6. On the Authorize Software Extensions page, type the authorization number and number of licenses for each of the extensions that the Child License Manager will need. Click Next.

    [O-Image] Authorization Step 6
  7. On the Authorizing Software page, the authorization process runs and completes. Click Finish.

    [O-Image] Authorization Step 7

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