The Question is:
We are working with a Alpha VMS cluster system running VMS 7.1-2 and Pathworks
V6.0. This system is a "copy" of a previous system we had configured with
basically only the node names being changed. The old system is no longer
located on our network. It
appears the name change has been successful except that the Pathworks License
Manager still thinks it has the old node names. The only place we see the old
names is on the Windows NT workstations when they claim a license and show the
old node name(s) o
f the old Alpha Server. The Windows NT workstations are totally new, installed
from scratch so it does not seem likely they have any previous knowledge of
the old License Server. Is there any way to change the node name that the
Pathworks License Server
believes he is?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
The Answer is :
[Thanks to Steve Pitcher for the answer below]
Often, a client is configured to request a license from a
License Server of a particular name, so, we do provide a way to move a
License Server name from one computer to another, regardless the name
of the computer. The License Server name is recorded in the License
Server State File (PWRK$LICENSE:PWRK$LICENSE_SERVER_STATE_FILE.DAT).
In this case, it would appear that this file was copied from the old
cluster to the new one... Thus the new License Server is running with
the old name. You can see the License Server's name in its logfile:
PWRK$LOGS:PWRK$LICENSE_SERVER_xxx.LOG, where xxx is the nodename of the
computer the License Server is running on.
The only way to clear this old License Server name is to delete the
License Server State File and stop and restart the License Server.
This will have the side effect of also deleting all license groups
that have been defined.