Terra License Server and Pool Licenses FAQs are some of the frequently asked questions about Terrasolid network licensing. See also, Frequently Asked Questions about Terrasolid Installation and Licenses, or Frequently asked questions about workflows, tools, and product usage.
i) Install Terra License Server, on your License Server machine, and Terra License Manager, on the client machines where you intend to run Terrasolid products, as shown in the Terrasolid Product Installation & Setup Guide.
ii) Copy your pool licenses, which Terrasolid will send directly, to /terra64/pool020 folder. Restart the Terra License Server and Service to update its license information.
It’s not enough if a client sees the /terra/pool020 folder, but it must also have authentication rights (be a valid user) on the server.
You can download the licenses only if you can see the pool folder of your server in your PC File Manager (‘Computers Near Me’). To download them through Internet, please use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for communication between different networks.
Yes, it runs as an application not as a background service. You must install the Terra License Server service to enable the application to run as a background service.
The Terra License Server is not a Service but an Application. Typically applications will close, when an operator logs out. One can avoid the problem by installing the Terra License Server service to enable the application to run as a background service.
Yes. We have tried to keep the system as easy to install, maintain and use for small as well as big companies. It suits well even for a one-man-company, because the user can easily move the licenses between a workstation and a laptop. Any PC can be used as a Server.
You can run two instances of license_server.exe at the same. You simply need to have two separate folders such as c:\terrapool019 and c:\terrapool020. Each folder should have its own copy of license_server.exe and its own collection of licenses. Users can request version 019 licenses of TerraScan and version 020 licenses of Terrasolid products from the Terra License Manager. This concurrent use can only last for a few months. Version 019 pool licenses are only valid until 28Feb2020. Version 020 pool licenses will be valid until 31Mar2021. And so on.
One exception this year is that v019 products may be run using a v020 license.
The Terra License server currently appears as a full-blown application. You have a taskbar button (same size as MicroStation).
TerraSlave can be configured to automatically request a license and check it back into the server when finished. Note: This is currently not functioning.
Silent license check in/out can also be performed.
Terrasolid generates server licenses for 020, which last only until 31Mar2021. If you request 10754 day license from the server, it will give you a license which is valid until the expiration date of the longest lasting free license (normally 31Mar2021). The logic behind this is the requirement for users to have a maintenance agreement. If they do not take maintenance next year, they will get workstation licenses instead when their server licenses expire.
Unfortunately, you must wait until the license period is expired. Therefore we recommend users to load licenses for a reasonably short period e.g. for 1 to 7 days to avoid return problems. The maximum time set on the License Server overrides user input in the License Manager.
TerraSlave Match and TerraSlave Photo were in the queue for implementation, but subsequently phased out with the release of the 64-bit TerraSlave product.
The TerraScan installation includes TerraSlave. TerraSlave can run TerraScan macros using any of the following:
i) TerraSlave Scan license (32-bit)
ii) TerraSlave license (64-bit)
iii) TerraScan license fixed to the computer
Both apply to server licenses as well.
The same type of temporary licenses are still used. Evaluation customers can be given temporary licenses, which work until a given date on any computer. We can also generate temporary licenses fixed to a computer name. Temp licenses are placed in the /terra/License dir on the applicable machine.