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Convert a Rhino That Uses the Zoo to a Stand-alone License

Product: Zoo
Summary: Discusses how to convert a Rhino for Windows or Rhino for Mac installation from a network node to a stand-alone node.

Question

By mistake, I installed one of my Rhino seats to use the Zoo, when I really intended to install it as a stand-alone license. When I launch Rhino and go to the Licenses page in the Options dialog, the Convert button is disabled. I logged in as administrator and tried again, but the button is still disabled. How do I change this installation into a stand-alone node?

Answer

To convert a Rhino installation from a network node to a stand-alone node, follow these steps:

Windows

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

2. Run Windows Explorer.

3. Navigate to the following folder:

C:\ProgramData\McNeel\Rhinoceros\<version>\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):

// Rhino 7
59ff75c9-9c71-4ef8-a290-6b590f3fc63a.lic

// Rhino 6
55500d41-3a41-4474-99b3-684032a4f4df.lic

// Rhino 5
60515f84-8f7f-41da-801d-1c87e32f88f5.lic

5. Navigate to the following folder:

C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\<version>\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):

// Rhino 7
59ff75c9-9c71-4ef8-a290-6b590f3fc63a.lic

// Rhino 6
55500d41-3a41-4474-99b3-684032a4f4df.lic

// Rhino 5
60515f84-8f7f-41da-801d-1c87e32f88f5.lic

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

8. Enter and validate your Rhino license key.

macOS

The are two ways to change Rhino for Mac licenses.

The first - and easiest - way is to run Rhino for Mac, then navigate to Preferences… > Licenses > Change your license key

If the method above does not work, you may need to delete your license file and enter a new one. Make sure you have your license code recorded before you attempt the following steps:

1. Quit Rhino for Mac and switch to the Finder application.

2. Navigate to Finder > Go > Go to Folder… and enter the following folder:

/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/License Manager/Licenses

3. Delete the license file contained in the Licenses folder.

4. Launch Rhino for Mac again.

5. Enter and validate your Rhino license key.


zoo/converttostandalone.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/12 by dale