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Setting up the TCP floating license server as a Windows process.

Figure: TCP Floating License Server (Process in Windows)

Installation Steps

  1. Download the license server installation kit for Windows from the Oxygen XML Editor website.
  2. Run the downloaded installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

    By default, the installer installs the license server as a Windows service. Optionally, you have the ability to start the Windows service automatically at Windows startup or create shortcuts on the Start menu for starting and stopping the Windows service manually. If you want to manually install, start, stop, or uninstall the server as a Windows service, run the following scripts from a command line as an Administrator:

    • installWindowsService.bat [serviceName] - Installs the server as a Windows service with the name serviceName. The parameters for the license key folder and the server port can be set in the oXygenLicenseServer.vmoptions file.
    • startWindowsService.bat [serviceName] - Starts the Windows service.
    • stopWindowsService.bat [serviceName] - Stops the Windows service.
    • uninstallWindowsService.bat [serviceName] - Uninstalls the Windows service.
    Note: If you do not provide the serviceName argument, the default name oXygenLicenseServer is used.
    If the license server is installed as a Windows service, the output and error messages are automatically redirected to the following log files that are created in the install folder:
    • outLicenseServer.log - Standard output stream of the server.
    • errLicenseServer.log - Standard error stream of the server.
  3. Manually add the oXygenLicenseServer.exe file in the Windows Firewall list of exceptions. Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall > Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall > Allow another program and browse for oXygenLicenseServer.exe from the Oxygen XML Editor License Server installation folder.
  4. Floating licenses require activation prior to use. More details are available either on-screen (if the license server is started in a command line interface) or in the outLicenseServer.log log file.
    Note: A license server can only manage one license key (which can cover any number of floating licenses). If you have multiple license keys for the same Oxygen XML Editor version and you want to have all of them managed by the same server, or if you have a multiple-user floating license and you want to split it between two or more license servers, please contact our support team and ask for a new license key.