KeenTools License Server is a command line utility for Linux, Mac OS and Windows which is designed to host floating licenses in studios' private networks. The user manual can be found here.
No. You can activate licenses manually from another computer with internet access using Manual Installation page. The Hardware ID can be found if you launch the License Server with the "run" command.
Host: services.keentools.io, port: 443. It happens when a license is being installed and when a running instance of License Server is checking installed licenses from time to time.
Definitely! When our plugins are loaded they check KEENTOOLS_LICENSE_SERVER variable, and if it contains a string with a host address and/or a port number, they try to connect using it and get a license. Here are some examples of what this variable could contain: localhost (the default port will be used), 192.168.1.42, server.local:4242, 10.0.0.66:7766.
This may happen with licenses of a wrong type. Only floating licenses work with License Server.
Check there are no firewalls between the user's machine and the machine with the license server. The default port used by License Server is 7096.
Please, check there are no other processes using that port on the machine where License Server is being run.
You can redirect stdout to the License Server executable, i.e.
"cat licenses.txt | ./KeenToolsLicenseServer install"
"echo 'license1 license2 license3 ...' | ./KeenToolsLicenseServer install"
The licenses are being read during the startup, so you need to restart the existing License Server process to make newly installed licenses available for users.
There's no difference if you know how to use the OS of your choice as a server.
License is locked for up to two minutes after it was used last time.
In that case you either need to coordinate your work between two or more machines, or just get more licenses.
We recommend using Non-Sucking Service Manager, it's free and easy to use.
Please try to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package.
This may happen when root certificates on your OS are obsolete.
To update them on old versions of Windows please follow instructions on this page. Usually launching this command is enough: "CertUtil –generateSSTFromWU Rootstore.sst".
Alternatively, you can activate licenses manually and then place activated license files in the license storage folder of license server.