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Convert a network node to a standalone node

Product: Zoo 5
Summary: Discusses how to convert a Rhino 5 installation from a network node to a standalone node.

Question

I have mistakenly installed one of my Rhino 5 seats as a network node when I really intended to install it a standalone node. When I launch Rhino and go to the Licenses page in the Options dialog, the Convert button is disabled. I have logged in as administrator and tried again, but the button is still disabled. How do I change this installation into a standalone node?

Note: These instructions can also be used for switching from standalone to floating by just reversing what you're entering.

Answer

To convert a Rhino 5 installation from a network node to a standalone node, follow these steps:

Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8

1. Login to the workstation as the Administrator or as a user with administrative rights.

2. Run Windows Explorer.

3. Navigate to the the following folder:

C:\ProgramData\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\License Manager\Licenses
Note: By default, Microsoft has hidden the ProgramData folder. You can either use Folder Options to allow display of hidden files and folders, or you can type %ProgramData% in the address bar in Windows Explorer to navigate to it.

4. Delete the following file (if found):

60515f84-8f7f-41da-801d-1c87e32f88f5.lic

5. Navigate to the the following folder:

C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\License Manager\Licenses
Note: By default, Microsoft has hidden your AppData folder. You can either use Folder Options to allow display of hidden files and folders, or you can type %AppData% in the address bar in Windows Explorer to navigate to it.

6. Delete the following file (if found):

60515f84-8f7f-41da-801d-1c87e32f88f5.lic

7. Right-click in the Rhino 5 shortcut and pick Run as Administrator.

8. Enter and validate your Rhino 5 CD key.

Windows XP

1. Login to the workstation as the Administrator or as a user with administrative rights.

2. Run Windows Explorer.

3. Navigate to the the following folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\License Manager\Licenses

4. Delete the following file (if found):

60515f84-8f7f-41da-801d-1c87e32f88f5.lic

5. Navigate to the the following folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>\Application Data\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\License Manager\Licenses

6. Delete the following file (if found):

60515f84-8f7f-41da-801d-1c87e32f88f5.lic

7. Run Rhino 5 by double-clicking on the Rhino 5 shortcut.

8. Enter and validate your Rhino 5 CD key.


zoo/converttostandalone.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/30 by 199.48.48.98