How To: Automatically release a hung license
Instructions provided describe a configuration change that automatically releases a license after a period of inactivity.
This releases 'hung' licenses, but does not affect users who are currently running ArcGIS.
To automatically release a hung license, create an options file with the TIMEOUTALL feature.
- Open a new notepad document and type:
where 1200 is the number of seconds after which the hung license is reclaimed.
- Save this file as ARCGIS.opt in the C:\program files\esri\license\arcgis9x folder.
- Restart the license manager service or reboot the computer.
- The options file is now in effect. With this setup, after a period of 1200 seconds of inactivity, any 'hung' licenses are automatically released.