Deactivate/Transfer license from server
  • Deactivate/Transfer license from server

    Posted on Jun Thu, 2018 by seacad_admin

    When will you need to deactivate or transfer your license from the server?

    – Before Uninstalling the SolidNetwork license manager server.

    – Before Upgrading the SolidNetWorks license manager server.

    – Before migrating the SolidNetWork license manager server from old server to the new server also check the windows compatibility for SolidWorks Server products. (See the requirement here)

    Deactivation/Transfer tutorial:

    For upgrade/migration: Transfer/Deactivate out the license from the existing server computer

    1. Launch SolidNetwork License Manager Server from Start menu (Start>All Programs> SolidWorks 20XX > SolidWorks Tools> SolidNetwork License Manager)


    2. Select “Modify” button in “Server administration” tab


    3. Select “Transfer a software license” and click “Next”


    4. Select the Serial Number listed within the serial column and “Next >”


    5. To activate and obtain the SolidWorks license: Select the product to activate (or click “Select all”, and the activation method. If the computer has an active internet connection, then one can select “Automatically over the internet”. Enter the email address and click “Next” to complete activation

    6. Result should show “Deactivation succeeded” and click “Finish”.


    For migration: refer to Installing SolidNetwork License Manager (to be hyperlinked to the other guide)


    For upgrade: Perform an upgrade of existing Server by referring to the following steps first followed by the steps found in Installing SolidNetwork License Manager.


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    Author: Vishnu Shankar – Engineer Manager at SEACAD Technologies Ltd

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