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robert70
Valued Contributor

pathworks licenses

I have recently migrated Pathworks 6.0c
to 7.3B
I had 400 units of license pwlmxxxca07.03 with he old pathworks - these work with the new install also
I have requested a temp set of licenses from HP which give me another 3000 licenses until 21-dec-10 - 60 day

In a few weeks i will be receiving another 13 pwlmxxxca07.03 licenses to give me a total of 4+13 = 17 users

i cant seem to be able to get both the temp licenses and the current 4 licenses available on pathworks at the same time?

I either get the temp license only........

View Actions Options Help │
│ List of License Products │
│┌Product────────────Total────In Use─────Avail─────Alert──────────────────────┐│
││PWLMXXXCA07.03 3000 1 2999 0


or i get the 400 units of old license


cant seem to get them both available via admin/lice at the same time?
do the temp licenses override any live ones?

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Brad McCusker
Respected Contributor

Re: pathworks licenses

Hello Robert70,

Ah, PATHWORKS licensing - I don't miss dealing with those issues. PATHWORKS is probably the only product that has a seperate book dedicated to licensing. Ugh.

Is this the only server in your network? If so, turn off the darn license server, it just complicates matters. But, if you insist on using the license server, read on...

I think your problem is that the licenses haven't synched yet (they may have synched by now, if you let things sit over night). Check out section 3.5.2 in this book: http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/82final/documentation/pdf/adsrv_gd_manage_lic.pdf.

Essentially, you need to set PWRK$LsLmfSynchMinutes to cause a synchronization to happen at a more convenient time than 12:01 AM (the default).

That logical name, and other logicals you can have fun with, are documented in the license startup routines, i.e. PWRK$LICENSE_S_START.COM and PWRK$LICENSE_R_START.COM.

If that doesn't work, let us know and we can dig deeper.

Brad McCusker
Software Concepts International
www.sciinc.com
Brad McCusker
Software Concepts International
Brad McCusker
Respected Contributor

Re: pathworks licenses

Robert,

One more thing - You might have to combine the licenses. I'm a little vague on this point, I just don't recall the specifics.

$ LICENSE MODIFY /COMBINE

Brad McCusker
Software Concepts International
www.sciinc.com
Brad McCusker
Software Concepts International
Kelly Stewart_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: pathworks licenses

Robert,

What are the exact commands or menu options you are using to register, load, and enable the PAKs?

We do that part with LICENSE commands in a command file. It registers all the PAKS, then does a single LICENSE LOAD PWLMXXXCA7.02 (in our case) with no qualifiers. However I have a vague memory that in some circumstances, you need to LOAD each PAK individually with the /AUTH qualifier.

By the way, you're lucky to be getting new PAKs at all. For our last Pathworks upgrade, it took about a year for HP to actually make the PAKs for us.
robert70
Valued Contributor

Re: pathworks licenses

thanks Brad

"Is this the only server in your network?"

No it isnt we have 2 - one on our live box one on our test box -


"If so, turn off the darn license server"

if i do that I cant connect my PC to shares on the Alpha? Is there another way to do that ?


robert70
Valued Contributor

Re: pathworks licenses

brad
i get this when im trying to combine -

$license modify/combine pwlmxxxca07.03
%license-w-ambig, information provided was ambiguous; multiple licenses were found for pwlxxxca07.03