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ELM 1.2 - 02 Installing ELM (on a Physical Server) - Installer Downloads

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Before installing Enterprise License Manager (ELM), be sure the hardware meets System Requirements.

  • Do not attempt to install ELM without reading this documentation carefully. Failure to follow these instructions, as written, may result in a non-working installation.
  • You must uninstall any previous license manager provided by On Center Software before installing Enterprise License Manager.
  • Review the System Requirements and install all Windows Updates (rebooting the machine, if necessary to complete the installation of those updates).
  • Any Flexera-powered license managers installed on this server must be stopped before you start this installation.
  • ELM is compatible with Flexera technologies that use "LMAdmin" (v.11 or higher) - if your license manager uses "LMGARD", you will not be able to install ELM on this server, you will need to install on a different machine.
  • Enterprise License Manager cannot be installed in virtual environments or on a server host virtual servers. On Center Software offers the Enterprise License Manager-Virtual Server Edition for use in Hyper-V, VMWare ESX, and VMWare ESXi environments, please contact your Account Manager for assistance.

New Installations

There are two separate installation files for Enterprise License Manager (you must install in the proper order):

The first installs the FlexNet Publisher License Server (LMAdmin), a utility that manages communication between the license manager service and the vendor daemons. If LMAdmin version 11.13 or higher is already installed, you can skip this.

The second installs On Center Software's Enterprise License Manager which consists of two main components:

  • A utility used to communicate with ConstructConnect's licensing servers to activate and validate licenses. This utility is comprised of the Activation Utility (which is accessed from the desktop) and a component that runs as a Windows Service named "OCS ELM Transport Service" (ocslmtran.exe) that provides a mechanism for the Activation Utility to communicate with On Center's licensing servers.
  • The Vendor Daemon (oncenter.exe) - a small executable that manages communication between the license manager and the end users' workstations

The Enterprise License Manager installer attempts to locate LMAdmin in the default directory - if not found the administrator must identify the location where this file resides on the server. On Center Software recommends installing all components in their default locations (it makes them easier to find).

In Related articles, you will find a link to installing the LMAdmin component. We deliberately do not include the link to installing the Activation Utility in the hopes that you will not accidentally install the components out-of-order.

Download the Files

As indicated above, there are two packages you must install for ELM-V. You must download the LMAdmin and ELM installation files separately (again, if the server on which you are going to install ELM-V already has LMAdmin version 11.12.x or higher, you can skip downloading/installing LMAdmin and just download/install OCS Enterprise License Manager).

Save these files to a convenient location.   

The installation process is detailed in the articles that follow.

Technical Support is here to help with installing Enterprise License Manager should you experience any difficulties, see Contacting Support.

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