[QTP/(U)FT Support Tip]: Can the QTP/(U)FT Licenses be move to another machine?
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I guess everybody came across this question at least once :)
In general QTP/(U)FT License codes are generated with a machine locking code.
1. Seat Licenses
The Seat License is a pure standalone License, that is bound to a specific machine. The QuickTest Professional/(Unified) Functional Testing seat license cannot be moved from one machine to another. If you are using a seat (local/standalone) license, you will need to have a new license code generated. In order to generate the new license the user will need to retrieve the unique machine Locking Code. Once you have the new license, install QuickTest Professional/(Unified) Functional Testing on the new machine and install the new seat license.
Please note, that QuickTest Professional/(Unified) Functional Testing will refuse to work with a Seat License, when remote access is activated at the specific machine, although you can install it.
2. Concurrent licenses
If you are using a concurrent (floating) license, QuickTest Professional/(Unified) Functional Testing should be able to run on any machine which can access the License Manager Server. QuickTest Professional/(Unified) Functional Testing Concurrent Licenses are stored on the License Server machine. The Concurrent License is like the Seat License bound to a specific machine. As long as QuickTest Professional/(Unified) Functional Testing can access the license server, you can move QuickTest Professional to any other machines.
If you move the license server itself to a new machine, usually you will need to have a new license generated. Keep in mind that the new license key code could take a couple of days (usually two business days) to be generated.
- Install the License Server software on the new machine.
- Get the locking code for the new machine.
- Submit a new case with HP Support team, to request a new license for the new machine. providing new machine's locking code
- Once received from HP License team, install the license key code on the new machine.
- Uninstall the old license server.
I hope these information help.
Functional Testing Support Engineer
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