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KB#00966-How to use the same Basis License Manager for BBj and Pro5

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How to use the same Basis License Manager for BBj and Pro5

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You may use the same BASIS License Manager (BLM) to service both your Pro5 and BBj licenses. We recommend running the BLM that ships with BBj if you running older Pro5 products. The one that ships with be BBj is a later version. 

Note: Basis license files will end in .lic extension and use the following crietera for the file name: 

Pro5 products: 
        #users         feature                  serial number 
        25         PRO5_DEV         PRO512345         25PRO5_DEVPRO512345.lic 
        25         PRO5DS                  PRO512346         25PRO5DSPRO512346.lic 
        25         ODBC_RW         BOD111222         25ODBC_RWBOD111222.lic 

BBj products: 
        #users         serial number         feature 
        25         BBJ001111         EWF         25BBJJ001111EWF.lic 
                                    

Using the BBj BLM to service your Pro5, Data Server and multi-user ODBC licenses under Unix: 

Prior to installing BBj, use the Pro5 install script to stop the currently running BLM. It is suggested that all users are off the system but not required. Install BBj and follow the BBj registration and installation process to register . Also select the option to modify your startup scripts to automatically start both BBjservices and the BLM. It is very important to run "The Select a BASIS License Manager". This step is necessary to brand the BBj product. Once this done, copy your existing license files for your other BASIS product into the BBj blm directory. Pro5 license files are typically located in /basis/blmgr directory. Copy these files to bbj/blm directory. Run the ./admin utility from the bbj/bin directory and choose the option start the BLM. Confirm that both the Pro5 and BBj licenses have been loaded by checking the BLM log file. This file is typically located /bbj/blm/log/ directory. 

Using an existing Pro5 BLM under Unix: 

Under Unix BBj products will typically install the BLM files in /bbj /blm directory off the BBj product install directory. During the installation process elect not to have it modify your startup scripts. Follow the BBj registration and installation process to register and create the correct format for the BBj license. It is very important to run "The Select a BASIS License Manager". This step is necessary to brand the BBj product. Once these steps are done, copy the BBj license file to existing Pro5 BLM directory. Use the Pro5 install script to stop and start the BLM. Confirm that both the Pro5 and BBj licenses have been loaded by checking the BLM log file. This file is typically located /basis/blmgr/log/ directory. 

Using BBj BLM to service Pro5 and BBj licenses under WIN NT/2000: 

It is our recommendation under WIN NT/2000 to use the BBj BLM. Copy your current license files to another directory. In Control Panel, stop the BLM service. In Control Panel, use the ADD/REMOVE program to remove the existing BLM. Reboot the computer, this is necessary to correctly clear the registry. Install BBj and follow the prompts including Registering and Installing your BBj license. Use the ADMIN utility from the BBj program group to Select a BASIS License Manager, this step is critical to branding the product correctly. 

The BBj install by default will install the BLM. Under Windows you may choose not to do this by doing a custom install and not selecting the BASIS License Manager on clients that are only running Thin Client or ODBC/JDBC.



Last Modified: 02/10/2004 Product: License Manager Operating System: All platforms

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