27 Feb 2015

27 Feb 2015

Concurrent License Server

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The Concurrent License Server application (or service) resides on the network file server.  Once the License Server is registered for QS Recorder and Player licenses, then the License Server provides automatic registration of the client licenses.  This eliminates the need to manually register each Recorder and Player license individually.

If the QS License Server application is running on the server, then using QS Manager select Admin Tools -> Concurrent License Server, and then select the license server from the pop-up list:

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If this is a new installation or registration, you will need to update the registration entries to define the license keys to use for QS Recorder and Player.  Select the “Main” menu option, and then “Server Registration”.

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The following panel will appear.  Copy and paste the appropriate QSR or QSP license key into the entry field, then select “Register”.

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A confirmation panel will appear – select “Register” to confirm.

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Once the license has been registered, it will display on the License Database Interface form, showing the details associated with the product and license.  The example below shows the registration for QS Player.

You have the option to register another product, or to de-register an existing product.

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If you close the panel, then select Admin Tools -> Concurrent License Servers, the server license form will display the product registered, showing the number of licenses assigned to the product key.  (Note:  the “Issued” field shows 0, indicating that there are no QS Players engaged).

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Each QS Recorder and QS Player application on the client computers must be configured to use the concurrent license server method.  By selecting Help, then Register (or License Info), you can then check the option for “Concurrent Licensing”.

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Once this is selected, then there is no need to register the product manually.

And now when we select Admin Tools -> Concurrent License Servers, we’ll see that the new QS Player has engaged the license server (as shown below).  The license for that individual computer will stay engaged with the server (or “checked out”) according to the service level assigned to the license.  The default time period is 10 days, but shorter time periods may be assigned with a different service level.

That license stays engaged for 10 days whether or not the QSR/QSP product is running.  If the product has not been started for 10 days, then the license is released automatically.

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