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How to figure out installation type : Network/Node-locked etc

pthawani
1-Newbie

How to figure out installation type : Network/Node-locked etc

Hi,

 

I am a system administrator with a global company with thousands of PCs across the world on the domain. We push our SAM tools on the domain. How do I figure out the license type and Service Contract Number of the PTC installations.

 

For example, there are entries of license keys for quite a few software publishers in the registry which specify the serial key and inform us whether the installation is network/standalone. Is there something like that in case of PTC?

 

Thanks in advance


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Prateek,

You can get that information from Creo itself.

Launch application and Check System information under File > Help > System information

This will give you detailed information about license, machine etc.

Thank you Mahesh.

But is there a way where I can figure it out by just running a querying script, say a VB script.

Sorry, I don't have knowledge about VB Scripts. As Martin mentioned license file contains the information.

MartinHanak
23-Emerald V
(To:pthawani)

Prateek,

information you are looking for is included in license file.

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák
TomU
23-Emerald III
(To:pthawani)

Assuming that Creo is physically installed on each user's computer, each possible configuration they can run is controlled by a unique PSF (plain text) file located in the loadpoint.(C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo 3.0\M040\Parametric\bin\parametric.psf for 64-bit, latest version.)  The "ENV=PTC_D_LICENSE_FILE" line in this file will tell you if that particular configuration uses a shared network license or a node locked license.  Network licenses will take the form of port@machine_name and node locked licenses will refer to some file path (typically local).  I can't imagine it would be that difficult to write a script that parses each PSF file and then logs the results.

To get the SCN, you will need to examine the license file itself, either the local, node-locked copy, or the version on the license server.  There are some utilities provided by PTC that you could use to query a running license server.  (See ptcstatus.bat in the \bin folder.)  You will need to setup the appropriate environment variables before running them.

Prateek,

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