Product Documentation

Import license files

Aug 14, 2017

After generating your license file from citrix.com, you are ready to import it into the license server. A startup license is imported during the license server installation to allow Citrix products to communicate with the license server.

For information about importing license files using the Citrix Licensing Manager, see Obtain your license files.

  1. After generating and downloading your license file, copy the file to the computer hosting the license server and console. The default locations for storing the license file are:

    C:\Program Files\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 32-bit server
    C:\Program Files(x86)\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 64-bit server
    /opt/citrix/licensing/myfiles for License Server VPX

    Tip: Ensure that the license file retains the .lic file name extension. Some copy processes do not recognize a file type for that extension and add a .txt file name extension during the copy. License files that have the wrong file name extension cannot be imported.

  2. For Windows: Start the License Administration Console from the programs menu: Citrix > License Administration Console.

    For License Server VPX and remote systems: Open a web browser and go to https://License Server Name:secureWebPort.

  3. Start the console and click Administration.
  4. Log on and click the Vendor Daemon Configuration tab.
  5. Click Import License.
  6. Browse to the license file.
  7. If you copied the file directly to MyFiles, or the file name is the same as an existing file, select Overwrite License File on License Server.
  8. Click Import License. The import process copies the file from its existing location into the MyFiles directory where the License Server can read it.
  9. Click Administer in the Citrix vendor daemon line.
  10. Click Reread License Files to allow the License Server to recognize the new file.

    Users can begin using these licenses when the License Server reads the licenses.

To use the command line

  1. From a web browser, go to http://www.citrix.com.
  2. Click My Account and enter your user ID and password.
  3. Select All Licensing Tools.
  4. From the main menu, select Allocate.
  5. Follow the process to allocate and generate your file.
  6. Select the licenses you want to download, click Download, and save your license files. You can save the files directly to the default location. The default locations where license files are kept are:
    • C:\Program Files\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 32-bit server
    • C:\Program Files(x86)\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles on a 64-bit server
    • /opt/citrix/licensing/myfiles for License Server VPX
  7. At a command prompt, navigate to:
    • C:\Program Files\Citrix\Licensing\LS on a 32-bit computer
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\Licensing\LS on a 64-bit computer
    • /opt/citrix/licensing/LS for License Server VPX

    And type the following command: lmreread -c @localhost -all