- About Citrix Licensing
- System Requirements
- Get Started
- Architecture Overview
- License Files
- Subscription Advantage
- Clustered License Servers
- Back Up
- Frequently Asked Questions
When you install the license server, a startup license and an options file are installed automatically. To license your Citrix products you add one or more license files. See Obtaining Your License Files for information about adding your product licenses.
You cannot change the location of license files on the license server. License files must reside in their default location.
You can control different aspects of your licensing operations and environment by customizing the license file.
The license file is a text file that contains product licensing information as well as the license server name (or other binding identifier), the Subscription Advantage membership renewal date (also known as the Subscription Advantage Expiration date), the license expiration date (if applicable), and other system information. All of this information is encrypted with a digital signature. When you purchase a Citrix product, you go to the citrix.com Web site to download a license file. You can have more than one license file per license server. The license file resides in the C:\Program Files\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles directory on a 32-bit server, C:\Program Files(x86)\Citrix\Licensing\MyFiles directory on a 64-bit server, or /opt/citrix/licensing/myfiles for License Server VPX where it is referenced by the license server. The license server uses this file(s) to determine whether or not to grant a license to a Citrix product.
If you need to move your license files to a server with a different hostname or Ethernet address, you cannot use the license files that you downloaded for the old license server. Create new license files that reference the new server name by reallocating them.
See Reallocating License Files for more information.