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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, running the update utility, or performing a manual update.

Procedure

Run the 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. A stopping confirmation message is returned.
    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.