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Uninstalling floating licence

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Uninstalling floating licence

Hi,

 

How do I uninstall floating licence? I already Have fixed licence and working fine. But I need to uninstall floating licence.

 

Thanks,

Ram

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Re: Uninstalling floating licence

Hey @Rama16,

This is a guess on my part cos i've only ever used the fixed term license, but ive investigated floaters.

The short answer is you shoukdnt have to uninstall anything if you have a fixed term license successfully installed currently.

The floater isn't "installed" on your machine, your license server does all the heavy lifting when using floaters....the floater is just assigned to that particular machine by the license server. Once the user shuts down readyapi! using floater, this should free up that floater instance for a different readyapi! instance.
What i'm saying is once youve installed your fixed term license, you shouldn't be using up one of the floaters.

What's your use case? Is there a problem and that's the reason your querying this? I.e. have you installed the fixed term license but believe your readyapi! Is still picking up the floater? Easy way to check. Restart readyapi! but ensure you have no network connectivity (kill your wifi/ethernet connection). If readyapi! launches fine then your using your fixed term license and not a floater.

Hope ive been clear...sometimes i can be confusing!

Cheers,

Rich
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Community Hero

Re: Uninstalling floating licence

Hey @Rama16,

This is a guess on my part cos i've only ever used the fixed term license, but ive investigated floaters.

The short answer is you shoukdnt have to uninstall anything if you have a fixed term license successfully installed currently.

The floater isn't "installed" on your machine, your license server does all the heavy lifting when using floaters....the floater is just assigned to that particular machine by the license server. Once the user shuts down readyapi! using floater, this should free up that floater instance for a different readyapi! instance.
What i'm saying is once youve installed your fixed term license, you shouldn't be using up one of the floaters.

What's your use case? Is there a problem and that's the reason your querying this? I.e. have you installed the fixed term license but believe your readyapi! Is still picking up the floater? Easy way to check. Restart readyapi! but ensure you have no network connectivity (kill your wifi/ethernet connection). If readyapi! launches fine then your using your fixed term license and not a floater.

Hope ive been clear...sometimes i can be confusing!

Cheers,

Rich
if this helped answer the post, could you please mark it as 'solved'? Also if you consider whether the title of your post is relevant? Perhaps if the post is solved, it might make sense to update the Subject header field of the post to something more descriptive? This will help people when searching for problems. Ta

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Re: Uninstalling floating licence

Thanks for the reply, Richie.

 

@Rama16, I also suggest that you go through the License Deactivation article.

 

 

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SmartBear Community Manager

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