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Installing or Upgrading to lmadmin 9
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In this article we review what you should consider when upgrading your license manager to lmadmin 9.

Before You Start

  • lmadmin is the license manager program used by GeoStudio to serve network licenses. 
  • Although lmadmin is developed by Flexera, GeoStudio uses a unique implementation of lmadmin. 
  • lmadmin 9 is our current supported version.  It can be downloaded on our Network License Server resource page.
  • That page also includes a link to download the full documentation for lmadmin.
  • The minimum server OS requirement to run lmadmin 9 is Windows Server 2012 R2. 
  • Installations on older operating systems are not supported.
  • lmadmin 9 is capable of serving all GeoStudio licenses, including licenses for legacy versions that are no longer supported.

Upgrading on the Same Computer

  • lmadmin 9 does not do an in-place upgrade.  You will need to uninstall your existing version of lmadmin first.
  • Uninstalling / re-installing lmadmin may require a system re-start.
  • If you have any activation licenses on the computer, you may get a warning about them when uninstalling the previous version of lmadmin. 
  • You can ignore these warnings and proceed with the uninstall as long as you are going to re-install lmadmin 9 on the same computer.

Upgrading to a Different Computer

  • Set up the new license server first.  Ensure it meets the minimum system requirements for lmadmin 9.
  • Install lmadmin 9 on the new server.
  • If your licenses are Activation licenses:
    • On the old license server, start the LicenseInstaller application and choose the option to 'Move Licenses'.
    • Take note of the serial numbers you will be returning.
    • Initiate the return process.
    • On the new license server, activate the returned licenses using the LicenseInstaller application.
  • If your licenses are node locked to the HostID of the computer:
    • Run GeoMedic on both the old and new license server.  This will create a diagnostic report file for each computer.
    • Create a ticket in the GeoSlope Support Portal and attach the diagnostic reports in your ticket to request having the licenses moved to the new server.
    • GeoSlope technical support will advise you when the changes to the licenses have been completed.
  • After the new license server is running, re-configure your GeoStudio clients to point to the new license server.
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