cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Install License Manager (+ floating license) unattendedly

sergi
Contributor

Install License Manager (+ floating license) unattendedly

Hi,

In an attempt of automating every manual thing in our company, we want to be able to install the License Manager and register floating licenses to it from command line in silent mode.

 

 

Is that possible? Is it documented anywhere?

 

Thanks!

6 REPLIES 6
AlexKaras
Community Hero

Re: Install License Manager (+ floating license) unattendedly

Hi,

 

Any real reason for this?
License manager installation and feeding it with the floating license key is one-time action that is definitely faster to be done manually.

 

Regards,
  /Alex [Community Hero]
____
[Community Heroes] are not employed by SmartBear Software but
are just volunteers who have some experience with the tools by SmartBear Software
and a desire to help others. Posts made by [Community Heroes]
may differ from the official policies of SmartBear Software and should be treated
as the own private opinion of their authors and under no circumstances as an
official answer from SmartBear Software.
The [Community Hero] signature is used with permission by SmartBear Software.
https://community.smartbear.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/hall-of-fame
================================
sergi
Contributor

Re: Install License Manager (+ floating license) unattendedly

It's only one time that is done, but for each project. There are many different projects in my company in different geographical locations and normally each project has its license manager instance.

If this is automated, it's not only automated but also self-documented and there is no need to look for any internal or external documentation explaining how it should be installed and how the licenses are applied.

tristaanogre
Community Hero

Re: Install License Manager (+ floating license) unattendedly

How often do you deploy a new License manager?!?!?  You really don't need that many, seriously.  You need one... and all your licenses/seats are fed off that.

I think the short answer to your question is... no... this is not something that is done or easily automated from a command line, not without some major powershell scripting to fill in prompts and the like.


Robert Martin
[Hall of Fame]
Please consider giving a Kudo if I write good stuff
----

Why automate?  I do automated testing because there's only so much a human being can do and remain healthy.  Sleep is a requirement.  So, while people sleep, automation that I create does what I've described above in order to make sure that nothing gets past the final defense of the testing group.
I love good food, good books, good friends, and good fun.

Mysterious Gremlin Master
Vegas Thrill Rider
Extensions available
AlexKaras
Community Hero

Re: Install License Manager (+ floating license) unattendedly

Hi,

 

Actually, Robert already replied you.

 

Though... Can you describe your real scenario? Or you don't have a real scenario at the moment and just trying to plan for the future?

 

normally each project has its license manager instance.

This is the part that really confuses me. License manager is not bound to any project and location. It is installed once, fed with licenses and then provides those licenses to whatever instance of TestComplete that asks for the license.

Licenses, on the other hand, are bound to the License manager and the hardware. You cannot register the same license with more than one License manager and must deactivate the license and generate it a-new if you need to move it.

These are the reasons that make me doubting about your use case... Can you elaborate it with more details, please?

 

P.S. Just in case... I believe that you already have read this help section for details: https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/licensing/index.html, haven't you?

 

 

Regards,
  /Alex [Community Hero]
____
[Community Heroes] are not employed by SmartBear Software but
are just volunteers who have some experience with the tools by SmartBear Software
and a desire to help others. Posts made by [Community Heroes]
may differ from the official policies of SmartBear Software and should be treated
as the own private opinion of their authors and under no circumstances as an
official answer from SmartBear Software.
The [Community Hero] signature is used with permission by SmartBear Software.
https://community.smartbear.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/hall-of-fame
================================
sergi
Contributor

Re: Install License Manager (+ floating license) unattendedly

My company has many different locations with different departments in each location and different projects in each department. Each project has its own budget and the licenses are not shared between projects or departments. So, every project has its license server, not only for TestComplete but the same is applied for the rest of licensed software we use.

We want to have this automated for new projects that need to use TestComplete or in case a working license server stops working.

AlexKaras
Community Hero

Re: Install License Manager (+ floating license) unattendedly

Hi,

 

Hm-m... Well, OK...

You may go through this help topic and check if the same approach works for the License Manager installer (https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/general-info/installing/installing-in-silent-mode.ht...).

But I think that license installation will still be a manual process. Unless Support will provide you with some directions: https://support.smartbear.com/message/?prod=TestComplete

 

Regards,
  /Alex [Community Hero]
____
[Community Heroes] are not employed by SmartBear Software but
are just volunteers who have some experience with the tools by SmartBear Software
and a desire to help others. Posts made by [Community Heroes]
may differ from the official policies of SmartBear Software and should be treated
as the own private opinion of their authors and under no circumstances as an
official answer from SmartBear Software.
The [Community Hero] signature is used with permission by SmartBear Software.
https://community.smartbear.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/hall-of-fame
================================
New Here?
Join us and watch the welcome video:
Announcements
Top Kudoed Authors