Legacy on-premises licensing for Tekla Structures

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Tekla Structures

Legacy on-premises licensing for Tekla Structures

On-premises licenses are a legacy licensing option for Tekla Structures.

The information on this page is not valid for Tekla subscriptions.

On-premises licenses are licenses that you activate locally on a license server that you install on your own hardware. Users connect to your local license server to reserve a license.

Working with on-premises licenses

To get started with legacy on-premises license administration:

  1. Make sure that you understand how licensing works, see Tekla Structures legacy on-premises licensing for administrators.
  2. Install the license server as explained in Installing Tekla on-premises license server.
  3. Make sure the license server can connect to Trimble's activation server and clients can connect to the license server, see Allowing Tekla on-premises license server to operate through Windows Firewall.
  4. Activate your licenses on the server as explained in Activate on-premises licenses.
  5. Test that licensing works and connect the clients to the license server as explained in Preconfigure license server settings for users.

Additionally, you can ensure that the correct types of on-premises licenses are available to the users who most need them by defining access rights for using and borrowing licenses as explained in Modify on-premises license access rights (tekla.opt). This can prevent situations where there are no licenses available for users that need them because someone else has reserved or borrowed a license that they do not really need.

When you renew on-premises licenses and when you need to make hardware changes on the license server, you must deactivate your licenses as explained in Deactivate on-premises licenses.

If your on-premises licenses have become untrusted or disabled, they cannot be used and you need to repair them. For information about how to do this, see Repair an on-premises license.

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