How to License a Predator FLM Client

How to License a Predator FLM Client

Overview

The following article explains how to license Predator products that use a floating license distributed by a Predator FLM server. 
To license a Predator FLM server, please read the following article instead ( link)

Requirements

  1. Local Administrator Rights
  2. Floating Serial Number and Access Code
  3. Predator FLM server IP or Hostname
  4. Predator FLM port

Licensing a New Installation

  1. Locate the shortcut to launch your Predator application
  2. While holding the Shift key, right click the Predator shortcut and click Run as administrator
  3. Upon success, the Registration Information screen will appear
  4. Fill out Name and Company
  5. Copy and paste Serial Number and Access Code into applicable fields
  6. Set License Type to "Floating License Manager"
  7. Enter FLM server hostname or IP address in Server field (usually same as Predator DNC, MDC, PDM server)
  8. Enter FLM TCP Port in Port field (usually 50000)
  9. Click OK when done

  10. Upon success, the Predator application will launch

Change or Update a Predator License

  1. Close all open Predator applications
    1. If licensing Predator DNC and its running as a Windows Service, stop the service before proceeding
  2. Locate the shortcut for the Predator application, but do not launch
  3. While holding the Shift key, right click the shortcut and click Run as administrator
  4. If asked to log in, do so now
  5. Go to Options Upgrade...
  6. Copy and paste Serial Number and Access Code into applicable fields
  7. Click OK when done

  8. Upon success, the Predator application will remain open

Troubleshooting

The following articles require a Shop Floor Automations Portal account. When prompted, create an account to gain access to the articles.
  1. SIM Wrapper Error 5 is a common error, see the following article for more information (link)
  2. SIM Wrapper Error 14 is a common error, see the following article for more information (link)
  3. If using FLM to license, see the following article for more information (link)

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