After licenses are activated on the License Server, you configure the Enterprise Server connection to the License Server. The address to the License Server is defined during the installation of Enterprise Server using License Administrator.
When you activate a license, the license is transferred from the License Activation Server to your License Server. When activating a license, details about the transaction and registration details are stored with the license on the License Server.
If problems with the License Server or activated licenses occur, you may have to reset the License Server. All details about activated licenses on the License Server are compiled in files that start with "taclic" and have the .data extension. The file name string after "taclic" can differ. An example of the License Server file name is taclic_00249e00_tsf.data. The license details files are created the first time a license is activated on the License Server. By deleting the files you reset the License Server.
The EcoStruxure Building Operation licenses are controlled by license policies regarding the transaction of licenses. Therefore, it is important that a replacement or reinstallation of the license server is carefully planned.
You configure the License Server recovery settings to ensure that the License Server restarts if it unexpectedly stops.
During the installation of License Administrator on WorkStations or Enterprise Servers, you need to type the network address to the License Server where network licenses are available for check out. The address to the License Server can later be entered or edited through License Administrator or directly in the Windows registry of the computer or Enterprise Server that hosts the licensed product.
When a licensed WorkStation, WebStation, client tool, Enterprise Server or Enterprise Central starts, it first checks if a local license is available. If a local license is not available or has expired, the WorkStation, Enterprise Server, or Enterprise Central checks out a network license from a License Server. If no license is available, the WorkStation, client tool, Enterprise Server, or Enterprise Central does not start.
You change the port number of the Flexnet lmadmin License Server Manager if the default port 8888 is dedicated to other application or blocked by your firewall.
The EcoStruxure Building Operation license policy is strictly controlled and is sensitive to any changes on the License Server, both hardware and software.