OpenUtilities Substation Help

License Management Tool Dialog

Used to check out application and program licenses that are under concurrent license control of the SELECTserver License Manager to systems that are not continually connected to a network with access to SELECTserver, such as workstations, laptops, and portables. This enables users dependent on the SELECTserver License Manager (LM) concurrent licensing feature to use LM-managed application licenses on remote systems for extended periods of time.

You can access this dialog from the following:
  • Ribbon: File > Tools > License Management

The remotely used application can reside on the remote system continually, even when its license is not active. The only physical requirement for use is that the remote system is connected to a network with access to SELECTserver during the time that the license is being requested and transferred from the License Management Tool utility.

Once the license is checked out, the system can be disconnected from the network, and the application for which the license was checked out can be operated at anytime during the valid checkout period. After the checkout period has expired, the application will no longer operate until a new license for that application is checked out. If the application is no longer needed, either temporarily or permanently, the license can be checked in, making it available to other users who can use the license either within the network or remotely. Once the license checkout period expires, the License Management Tool utility automatically "checks in" the license and makes it available to other users.

The Checkout Settings dialog allows you check out multiple products with different version numbers.

The following arguments can be supplied to the license tool via the command line (licensetoolcmd.exe). However, the results of the commands will not appear on the screen. All arguments must be preceded by the "-nowin" argument.

Action Description Argument Example
Check out Check out a product
  • productid:id — Numeric id of the product to check in. (mandatory)
  • productversion:versionnumber — product version number (mandatory)
  • productfeatures:"featurestring" — features of the product (mandatory if there are features associated with the product).

    Note: Because feature strings contain the pipe "|" symbol, they MUST be wrapped in quotes in order to work.

  • checkoutperiod:days — Number of days for which this product will be checked out. (optional)
  • — The e-mail address of the user performing the checkout. (optional)
licensetoolcmd checkout /productid:1000 /productversion: /
Check in Import a checked out license file:file name — license file to import (mandatory) licensetoolcmd import /file:c:\mymachine-OpenUtilities Substation -License.xml
List Lists either the products available for checkout or the products that are currently checked out on the machine. The default is to produce both lists. avail — Display only the list of products available for checkout. (optional) out — Display only the list of products currently checked out. (optional) licensetoolcmd list -avail
Status Lists the current configuration of the license client on the machine running the command. No arguments exist for this command. licensetoolcmd status
Configure Configure a license client option. Takes a license client setting and a value for that setting.
  • setting:setting_name — The name of the setting to be saved. (mandatory)
  • value:setting_value — The setting value. (mandatory)
  • productid:id — The product id associated with this setting. (optional)

Available settings:

  • SelectServer — The name of the SELECTserver.
  • ActivationKey — The activation key to be used.
  • UseProxy — Determines whether or not the configured proxy should be used. The possible values are Yes or No.
  • ProxyServer — Name of proxy server.
  • ProxyNeedsAuth — Determines if the configured proxy server requires authentication. The possible values are Yes or No.
  • ProxyDomain — Domain name to use for proxy authentication.
  • ProxyUser — User name to use for proxy authentication.
  • ProxyPassword — Password to use for proxy authentication.
licensetoolcmd configure /setting:selectserver /
License File Specifies the license file. This is a file in the local file system; the file does not reside on a server. The file extension is ".lic."

To browse the local file system for the license file, click the adjacent Browse button. You can select a license from the Choose License File dialog.

Available licenses list box Lists product licenses that are available to be checked out. For each such license, the term is specified. To check out a license, you must first select it.
Check Out Checks out license selected in the list of available licenses above.
Check In Checks in the license selected in the list of checked out licenses below, thereby making that license available to be checked out by another user. If a license is not selected, the first license in the list will be checked in.
Checked out licenses list box Lists product licenses that are checked out. For each such license, the expiration is specified. If you do not select a license before clicking Check In, the utility will check in the first license in the list.
File > Import Opens the Import License File dialog, which allows you to import a license file. This can be used if you do not have Internet access.
File > Backup While clicked on a checked out license, you can click on File Backup to open the Save License File As dialog in order to create a backup copy of the license file.
File > Exit Closes the License Management Tool dialog.
View > Refresh Refreshes the license availability on the License Management Tool dialog.
Tools > Options Opens the Options dialog, which is used to enter or edit your SELECTserver Settings, Protocol, and/or Proxy Configuration.
Tools > Send Logs Now Sends product usage logs to Bentley.
Tools > Product Activation Wizard Opens the Activation Wizard so that you can step through the product activation process.
Tools > Run products in non-production mode Opens a dialog in which you can select the products that you want to run in non-production mode.
Settings > Use last saved e-mail on checkout (Available when the License Checkout tab is selected) If checked, the e-mail provided on license checkout is used for interaction between the user and Bentley.