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The information on this page refers to License Statistics v6.6 or newer, which introduced the License Statistics Manager, a tool that replaces direct editing of the xflicstat.cfg configuration file for Windows installations. If you are running an older version of License Statistics, see documentation for versions prior to v6.6.

The following steps are designed to get License Statistics up and running on Windows, using a FLEXlm/FlexNet server as an example.

Step 1: Prepare files prior to upgrading.

  • If this is an initial installation (not an upgrade), skip this step.
  • If you are upgrading from a previously installed version (prior to 6.6), it is important to do the following before installing the new version of License Statistics:
    • Back up the database.
    • Copy the License Statistics configuration file (xflicstat.cfg), license file (license.lic), and third-party utilities (for example lmutil.exe) to a safe location.
    • Uninstall License Statistics before installing the new version, because the License Statistics installation will not remove the currently installed version and will not install a new version into the same location as a previous version.

Step 2: Download and install License Statistics.

  • Download the License Statistics installation from the License Statistics download page.
    • If you have purchased License Statistics: Enter your Activation Key to obtain the download. Your Activation Key was included in an email sent to you after purchasing/renewing License Statistics, along with instructions for downloading and installing License Statistics.
    • If you are downloading the trial version of License Statistics: Fill out the request form as instructed on the License Statistics download page to obtain your download
  • After the download is complete, an installation wizard will step you through the installation procedure.

Step 3: Activate the license.

When the installation is complete, License Activator steps you through activating your license.

  • In License Activator, follow the instructions listed in Activating a License Statistics license on Windows.
  • When you activate your license, it generates a license file (*.lic) that you can reuse with new updates of the software (unless you are instructed to update the license for any reason). 
  • Note that you must re-activate your license whenever you upgrade your license or renew your maintenance. You can open the license activation dialog at any time by clicking Activate License Statistics in the X-Formation application group.

Step 4: Copy configuration settings from previous installation.

When the installation is complete, the License Statistics Manager opens. This tool, introduced with License Statistics v6.6, includes configuration settings. You need to change the configuration settings only if you are updating to License Statistics v6.6 and newer from a version older than v6.6. You can skip this step if you are making a clean installation or updating from v6.6+.

  • If the License Statistics Manager is not already running, open it from the X-Formation application group found under the Windows Start menu.
  • Use the License Statistics Manager's Browse option to select your old xflicstat.cfg file. The License Statistics Manager will apply the settings from this file to the new installation.

Step 5: Configure License Statistics for your site.

If you have questions about how to configure License Statistics for your site, please contact X-Formation Support.

Step 6: Restore the database if needed.

  • If this is an initial installation (not an upgrade), skip this step.
  • If you are upgrading from a previous version, restore your database before running the application for the first time.

Step 7: Obtain all needed utility executables.

  • Make sure you have all utility executables that are required for the license servers you will be monitoring with License Statistics, as described in License server dependent requirements. Ensure the utility version corresponds with the license server version. If you don't know which version to use, please contact your vendor.
  • We recommend you copy these files to the License Statistics directory to keep all files in the same location.

Step 8: Start the service.

Start the service from the License Statistics Manager using the Start License Statistics button or by using Start License Statistics from the X-Formation application group. (To stop the service, use Stop License Statistics from the License Statistics Manager or the application group.)

Step 9: Configure the license servers

To configure license servers to be monitored by License Statistics, see Adding and editing realtime license servers.

When you configure your license servers, specify the path to your query tool if needed.

Step 10: Test that License Statistics is running normally.

  • Check results in your browser by using Open License Statistics button or by going to http://localhost:80 (or any other address matching your configuration). The first time you access the License Statistics web interface, your login information is set to username = admin, password = admin.
  • If you do not see any results or a different application opens in the browser, you may need to change the web server port as described in HTTP Server configuration. 

The video below shows how to install License Statistics on Windows.