ProE users, I am having a network crisis. I currently have 8 floating licenses for ProE wf3 and my network keeps crashing, causing Pro to not respond. In the meantime while my MIS dept upgrades the network I am considering changing to a fixed license for my users on there local machines. Then when the network gets upgraded switch back to a floating license. How much work does this involve? Any other ideas? Brad WF3
As long as you're on maintenance it shouldn't be too painful for only 8 users/licenses. You will need to get the MAC address of the network cards on the computers you want to transfer the licenses to. You'll need to get new license files from PTC. Not sure how much proof they will need that you removed the licenses from your network. After that, you will need to install the license manager on each computer, install the new licenses you receive from PTC and re-run the ptcsetup program to point to the local license on their respective computers. Sounds like a lot of effort, but it's not that bad. After the network upgrade, you will need to run the reverse, i.e. MAC address of network license server, install new licenses (or re-install the un-installed current one) and re-run PTC setup on the client machines.
Good luck. Jeff Horacek Sr. Designer [cid:920423717@03062010-17D3] STERIS Corporation 5960 Heisley Rd. Mentor, OH 44060 (440)392-7721 P (440)392-8954 F
Brad, you could also simply have your users "borrow' licenses from the server instead of using fixed licenses. You can borrow for up to several weeks, but remember you can't put back a license early. If you will have intermittent access, maybe once a week would be enough.
Hi Brad, As I understand it another possibility is to look at installing a floating licence on each local machine so that it the network is down then those workstations can continue using their own licence. Apart from the work of doing those installs the extra work is now that any workstation that needs to pick up a licence now needs to look for multiple servers rather than one. This can also be a good solution if you use mobile workstations (laptops).
Regards, Brent Drysdale Senior Mechanical Designer Tait Radio Communications New Zealand DDI +64 3 358 1093 www.taitradio.com
On 4 June 2010 04:56, Mozley, Brad [BITECH/FUL] < email@example.com> wrote:
> ProE users, > > I am having a network crisis. I currently have 8 floating licenses for ProE > wf3 and my network keeps > crashing, causing Pro to not respond. In the meantime while my MIS dept > upgrades the network I am considering changing to a fixed license for my > users on there local machines. Then when the network gets upgraded switch > back to a floating license. How much work does this involve? Any other > ideas? > > Brad > WF3 > >
You did not state where your server was located or if you are using Intralink or other needed network services. My suggestion would be to isolate your portion of the network. Put in a router or switch and make sure all your users are directly connected to it and that the license server is connected to it. Then the rest of the network can burn and you still would be able to run just fine.