How To: Decrease connection time for SDE 3.0.1


Connecting to an SDE 3.0.1 server can be delayed because of the time associated with checking out the FLEXlm license. Alter the LICENSE_SERVER registry setting to improve connection time.


The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary.

Esri cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions; therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.
  1. Open regedit.
    1. Click Start > Run.
    2. Type 'REGEDIT' or 'regedit' and press Enter.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE >ESRI > SDE > SDE Version 3.0.1 for Oracle/Sqlserver > instance > LICENSE_SERVER.
  3. Modify the registry key to include the port number specified in the SDE license file:
    27005 is the default port number assigned in the license file.