Updating to GAUSS 14 on Windows

Updating to GAUSS 14 on Windows

If you currently have a version of GAUSS that uses RLM and already have it running on your server as a Windows service, you can choose to either simply replace your existing license on both the server and clients with the new GAUSS 14 license and reread/restart the server or set up a new service with a new name. Note that only one RLM service may be running at a time, however.

If you set up a new service, you will need to do the following:

Open Windows Control Panel and bring up Administrative Tools->Services.

Find the the existing service and Stop the service.

Open a command prompt/terminal window and go to the directory where GAUSS and the RLM executable file are installed. Run the following command to start the service:

rlm

This will launch the license manager; you should see several lines of output, including something like:

(rlm) Web server starting on port 5054
(rlm) Using TCP/IP port 5053
(rlm) Starting ISV servers:
(rlm) …aptech on port #####
(aptech) RLM License Server Version 8.0BL6 for ISV “aptech”
(aptech) Settings from RLM Version…

and eventually

(aptech) License files:
(aptech) temporary.lic
(aptech) gauss.lic

Next, open a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.).  Enter

http://100.10.10.100:5054

(replace 100.10.10.100 with the actual IP address of your server)

The RLM web server will look something like this:

On the left is a button that says Manage Windows Service. Click that button; you should now see something like this:

Select INSTALL Service and enter a new, different name than the existing service such as rlm_gauss14. Make sure the path points to the folder where you have installed GAUSS 14 and the RLM executable.

Click Apply to install the new RLM service as a Windows service. This will make it a service that can be started automatically, but it does not start the service yet; you should see a message like this:

Click Continue, then you can close the browser window.

Bring up the Windows Control Panel and select Administrative Tools -> Services.

Look for the new service you just installed (the list can be alphabetized by name by clicking on the Name heading if needed) and select it.

You should now see an option on the left to Start the service. Look in the column Status; it should now say Started, and under Startup Type it should say Automatic. If it does not, right mouse click the service and select Properties; you can change the startup type to Automatic on the General tab.

Now bring up the web server interface and REMOVE the old service from the same screen where you installed the new service, editing the service name and paths to reflect the old service. If you wish to keep the old service for some reason, you will need to go into Administrative Tools -> Services and set only one of the RLM services to start automatically; the other will need to be set to manual to avoid conflicts with the two services.

More detailed information on the license manager used in GAUSS is available here.