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How to Migrate the License Server Utility from a Physical Servers to a Virtual Environment in MapInfo Professional

Products affected: MapInfo Professional, License Server Utility 
 
Follow these steps to migrate the License Server Utility from a Physical Servers to a Virtual Environment in MapInfo Pro™ application

1.  Record the Serial Number, Access Code and total Number of Seats (details can be found in the Graphical Interface of the LSU)

2. Transfer all the seats back to Pitney Bowes Software via License>>Transfer...  If your License Model is Concurrent Borrowable, please have the client machines return the checked out seats before transferring the total license count back to Pitney Bowes
    
3. Install the latest version of the LSU, take a note of the supported platforms to ensure stable performance.

4. Activate the LSU with your recorded Serial Number, Access Code and Seat number as recorded in point 1. At the end of this process you should have the following displayed at the very top of the LSU = Pitney Bowes Software License Server Utility- Port Number@Server Name (Running )   If you don't see the application as running go to your Windows Services and start "MapInfo License Server" service.

5. At this stage if the Server Name\Port has changed you have two or three options:

a. Provide your end user with the new Server Name and Port, this will equip your end user with the new credentials the next time the application is opened. 

b. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MapInfo\MapInfo\Professional\<version Number>   AND  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MapInfo\MapInfo\Professional\<Version Number>
    Change the LicenseServerPort and LicenseServerName to reflect your new changes.  Once that is done export the registry key then apply to all the other machines that needs updating.

c. Create a log on script with your IT department so that the mentioned keys get updated when the client starts his\her machine.  
UPDATED:  August 18, 2017