Floating license installation guides

These guides provide step-by-step instructions for configuring a network license server and connecting client computers to it, so end users can run the GWB software.

Floating license server



Basic installation
For basic setups when the server and clients are all on the same local network
Advanced installation
When the server setup requires custom ports or a specific hostname, follow these steps instead
Cloud installation
You can install a cloud license server on Amazon Web Services (AWS) following these steps


Updating the server
Advance the license server to support the latest GWB release
Migrating the server
Migrate a currently active license server to a new host
Adding an activation code
Update the GWB activation code on an actively running server
Server communication
How does a client computer talk to a license server? Here's a useful summary

End user


Basic installation
How to install the GWB on an end user's computer and use the activation utility to connect it to the license server, once the server is configured
Advanced installation
How to install the software silently and use an environment variable to connect to the license server so multiple clients can be deployed at once


License status queries
Use Lmtools to find out which users have checked out seats
Off-network use
Going in the field or away from your network? Borrow a license to use the GWB offline


Resolve common issues with floating licenses
Stuck? Follow these steps to troubleshoot your client-server configuration