How can I rename the computer hosting the License Server or move the License Server to another computer?

If you deployed ABBYY FineReader in the local area network and then changed the name of the computer hosting the License Server or an unexpected error occurred on the License Server computer, do the following:

  1. Remove the License Server from the computer on which it was installed.
    Note: If this computer is inaccessible, go to step 2.
    1. Open the Control Panel by clicking Control Panel on the Start menu and select Programs and Features.
    2. In the list of installed programs, select ABBYY FineReader 14 License Server and click Remove.
  2. Install the License Server on a different computer, for example on \\NewServer.
  3. On all the computers where the License Manager is installed, either edit or add the parameter
    [Licensing]
    NetworkServerName=<COMPUTER NAME> to the
    %Program Files%\ABBYY FineReader 14 License Server\LicenseManager.ini file.
    This parameter allows you to specify the name of the server to be accessed by the License Manager. For example, specify
    [Licensing]
    NetworkServerName=MyComputerName
    Important! For the changes to take effect, you must restart the ABBYY FineReader 14 Licensing Service.
  4. Add and activate your licenses in ABBYY FineReader 14 License Manager. For details, see the ABBYY FineReader License Manager help file.
    Note. If you are using Per-Seat licenses, we recommend restoring the status of your licenses before adding them in the License Manager.
  5. In the administrative installation point, open the ABBYY FineReader 14 folder and create a Licensing.ini file there.
    The path to the administrative installation folder was specified earlier when creating the administrative installation point. For details, see Creating an administrative installation point.
  6. In the Licensing.ini file you have created, add the NetworkServerName parameter to the [Licensing] section. This parameter specifies the name of the server, for example
    [Licensing]
    NetworkServerName=MyComputerName
  7. Reinstall ABBYY FineReader 14 on a workstation.
    For details, see Installing ABBYY FineReader 14 on Workstations.
  8. A file named <COMPUTER NAME>.ABBYY.LicServer will be created. <COMPUTER NAME> is the value of the NetworkServerName parameter. For example: MyComputerName.ABBYY.LicServer.
    Copy the <COMPUTER NAME>.ABBYY.LicServer file onto the other workstations. You can find the file in %programdata%\ABBYY\FineReader\14.00\Licenses in Windows 7 and later Windows operating systems.

11/2/2018 4:19:15 PM


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