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To activate the MARIN software product using the MARIN a floating license on a license server you need to:

  • chose a Windows server to run the license server software on;
  • request for a certificate-based license file for the specific hardware of the license server.your product to run on that server;
  • install the FlexNET publisher Publisher license server manager, including the MARIN specific license daemon

Request for a license file



  • , on your license server;
  • import the license for your product with the license server manager.

First chose a Windows server to run the license server software on. We tested the license server manager on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard.The Marin License server works with the IPv4 protocol.

Then request a license file. This license is fixed to a specific hardware ID of your PC or server. To provide this hardware ID you need to execute the following command in a DOS window:

Code Block
ipconfig/all > hostid.txt

retrieve the host IDReturn the hostid.txt, the MARIN product name and version for which you need a license together with your request to: to


Floating licenses 


To use certificate-based floating licenses a license manager is required. This license manager comes in two parts; the FLEXnet publisher license manager and the specific MARIN license manager. The MARIN license manager requires the FLEXnet publisher license manager 11.9 or higher. If a FLEXnet server already exists and is operational, only the installation of the MARIN License Manager is needed. 
After successfully importing the MARIN floating license file into the FLEXnet license manager the .

For installing and using the FlexNET license server see: Installing the license server.

After installing the FlexNET license server and importing the license file, licenses are available to ‘float’ around the network.
For installing and using the MARIN License Manager see: Installing MARIN license manager 

If you received your MARIN software product on a DVD the Marin License Manager an installation medium (DVD or USB device), the FlexNET license server manager setup is included on the DVD.

Sequence for finding a license file


Product Activation Resources installation medium.

To be able to use the floating license on the client side (i.e. the end user's PC's in your network), you need to set the (optional) portnumber and the name of the FlexNET license server. Usually this is done via a license popup in the software on the end user's machine and it only needs to be done once for each PC. If the license server is found the value you entered in the popup will be stored in the MARINLMD_LICENSE_FILE registry key in  [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FLEXlm License Manager]



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