About Network Licenses
Network licenses are managed by software running on a central license server. In order to run your application needs
details of the server, so that it can request a license when starting. The server details are provided in plain text
files named appname.lic, where appname is replaced by the actual application name. For example, GenStat.lic,
Although the license filename is the same as that used for an individual license its contents are quite different. The
software application reads the license file and interprets it accordingly.
License File Formats
Apart from comments (prefixed by #) the file should contain only two lines, for example:
SERVER borrowdale 000817c32 6983
The server line indicates the name of the server (
borrowdale) and the TCP/IP port (
will be used for communication with the server.
You should not change this file unless instructed by your computing administration.
Installing Network License Keys
Usually your application will be run from a network server or pre-installed along with the license file. If you need to
install this license file yourself you should normally save it to one of the following locations:
Note that the standard Windows directories "Program Files" and "Common Files" may have different names according to your
system language settings.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VSN International Ltd\Licenses\appname.lic
appdir\appname.lic, where appdir is the application directory, e.g.
If you prefer, you can store the license file in another location, specified using an environment variable, as described
for individual keys
Installing FLEXlm License Management on the License Server
Network administrators should refer to the following page for further
details of installing the license management components on the license server.