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[[Category:Concurrent Network Packages]] [[Category:Concurrent Network Packages]]
-Go back to [[:Category:Concurrent Network Packages|Concurrent Network Packages]]<br><br>+Go back to [[:Category:Concurrent Network Packages|Concurrent Network Packages]]<br>
-==Moving the FLEX Server==<br><br><br>+
-<OL>+==Setting up a new FLEX Server==
-<LI> Install a FLEXnet server on the new machine.<br><br>+# Install a FLEXnet server on the new machine.
-<LI> Notify OriginLab that you need to move the FLEXnet server to a different machine, so we can make another license file available to you.<br><br>+# Notify OriginLab that you need to move the FLEXnet server to a different machine, so we can make another license file available to you. Contact [mailto:reginfo@originlab.com reginfo@originlab.com]
-<LI> Obtain the new license file for the new machine from the [http://www.originlab.com/www/product_registration/index.aspx OriginLab Website]<br><br>+# Obtain the new license file for the new machine from the [http://www.originlab.com/www/product_registration/index.aspx OriginLab Website].
-<LI> Set up and start the FLEXnet service on the new machine.<br><br>+# Set up and start the FLEXnet service on the new machine.
-<LI> Stop the old FLEXnet service.<br><br>+# Stop the old FLEXnet service.
-<LI> Have all Origin users connect Origin to the new FLEXnet service. This can be done by restarting Origin on each machine, and entering the new FLEXnet server host name or IP address in the License Information dialog. Or you can do this process on one machine, and then take a copy of the Use_Server.lic in that machine's Origin \FLEXlm\ folder, and push it out to the Origin \FLEXlm\ folder on all the other machines, over-writing the previous file.<br><br>+
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-==Using the Group Folder Option to Move the FLEX Server==+==Connecting the Origins to the new FLEX Server==
 +===If you are NOT using the [[Sharing Custom Origin Files Including Service Releases|Group Folder Feature]]===
 +<b>Each user restarts Origin and enters the new FLEX server host name or IP address in the licensing dialog.<br> </b>
 +Or you can do this process on one machine, and then take a copy of the USE_SERVER.lic in that machine's Origin License folder, and push it out to the Origin License folder on all the other machines, over-writing the previous file. Location:<br>
 +* Windows XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\OriginLab\85\License\
 +* Windows Vista and Windows 7 - C:\ProgramData\OriginLab\85\License\
-All Concurrent Network members must have a connection to the FLEXnet license server. If you need to install and set up a FLEXnet license server on a different machine, the [[Sharing_Custom_Origin_Files_Including_Service_Releases|Group Folder Feature]] provides an easy mechanism to update all the group members with the new FLEXnet server.<p>After you set up the replacement FLEXnet server and have the service running successfully, then you can edit the Use_Server.lic file located in your Origin group leader's <Origin> \FLEXlm\ folder.</p> <p>This file will typically have the following text, assuming the FLEXnet server is <FLEXnet server> </p> <p>SERVER <FLEXnet server> ANY </p> <p>USE_SERVER</p>+===If you ARE using the [[Sharing Custom Origin Files Including Service Releases|Group Folder Feature]]===
 +After you set up the replacement FLEXnet server and have the service running successfully, then you can edit the USE_SERVER.lic file located in your Origin group leader's hidden License folder. Located:<br>
 +* Windows XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\OriginLab\85\License\
 +* Windows Vista and Windows 7 - C:\ProgramData\OriginLab\85\License\<br>
 + 
 +<p>This file will typically have the following text, assuming the FLEXnet server is <FLEXnet server> </p> <p>SERVER <FLEXnet server> ANY </p> <p>USE_SERVER</p>
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-Once this change is made and the Origin group leader is restarted, this file will be automaticaly published to the Group Folder, and the Origin group members will be notified of the change of FLEXnet server with a message "Concurrent license server settings are updated. Click OK to restart".+Once this change is made and the Origin group leader is restarted, this file will be automatically published to the Group Folder, and the Origin group members will be notified of the change of FLEXnet server with a message "Concurrent license server settings are updated. Click OK to restart".

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[edit] Setting up a new FLEX Server

  1. Install a FLEXnet server on the new machine.
  2. Notify OriginLab that you need to move the FLEXnet server to a different machine, so we can make another license file available to you. Contact reginfo@originlab.com
  3. Obtain the new license file for the new machine from the OriginLab Website.
  4. Set up and start the FLEXnet service on the new machine.
  5. Stop the old FLEXnet service.

[edit] Connecting the Origins to the new FLEX Server

[edit] If you are NOT using the Group Folder Feature

Each user restarts Origin and enters the new FLEX server host name or IP address in the licensing dialog.
Or you can do this process on one machine, and then take a copy of the USE_SERVER.lic in that machine's Origin License folder, and push it out to the Origin License folder on all the other machines, over-writing the previous file. Location:

  • Windows XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\OriginLab\85\License\
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 - C:\ProgramData\OriginLab\85\License\

[edit] If you ARE using the Group Folder Feature

After you set up the replacement FLEXnet server and have the service running successfully, then you can edit the USE_SERVER.lic file located in your Origin group leader's hidden License folder. Located:

  • Windows XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\OriginLab\85\License\
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 - C:\ProgramData\OriginLab\85\License\

This file will typically have the following text, assuming the FLEXnet server is <FLEXnet server>

SERVER <FLEXnet server> ANY

USE_SERVER


A 3-Server Redundant FLEXnet server is also supported, for example if we have three servers <one>, <two>, <three>, and ports 12345, 23456, 34567, the Use_Server.lic file looks like:

SERVER <one> ANY 12345

SERVER <two> ANY 23456

SERVER <three> ANY 34567

USE_SERVER


Once this change is made and the Origin group leader is restarted, this file will be automatically published to the Group Folder, and the Origin group members will be notified of the change of FLEXnet server with a message "Concurrent license server settings are updated. Click OK to restart".