Product Documentation

License administration

Jan 15, 2013

After you have imported your license files, they are administered by the Citrix vendor daemon (CITRIX.exe). The Citrix vendor daemon is responsible for the core operations of the license server, such as tracking how many licenses are checked out and who has them. The vendor daemon can manage all of your Citrix license files and is fully backward compatible with any license files you have. Set properties for the vendor daemon on the Vendor Daemon Configuration page of the console.

Note: You can manage only the Citrix vendor daemon with this console.

Configuring the vendor daemon

The Vendor Daemon Configuration page allows you to import license files, configure the vendor daemon, and view logs about license activity. Only users with Administrator privileges can view this page.

Click Administer in the vendor daemon summary grid to set these options:

Option Description
Vendor Daemon Port in Use The TCP/IP port number that the vendor daemon uses for communication with products.
Stop Stops the vendor daemon, but leaves the console running. When you stop a vendor daemon, this button changes to Start.
Start Starts the vendor daemon and reads the license files. This button only appears when the vendor daemon is stopped. When you start a vendor daemon, this button changes to Stop.
Reread License Files Rereads the contents of the license files and the options file.
Report Log Name This option is not functional.
Rotate Report Logs This option is not functional.