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Convert a Standalone Rhino to Use the Zoo

Product: Zoo
Summary: Discusses how to convert a Rhino for Windows installation from a standalone license to use the licenses in the Zoo.

Question

We have recently installed the Zoo and added our licenses to it. How do I convert our existing standalone Rhino workstations to use the licenses in the Zoo?

Answer

To convert a Rhino installation from standalone licensing to use the Zoo, follow these steps:

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 shortcut and pick Run as Administrator.

8. Click on the option to use the Zoo and follow the instructions

Note: Use the Zoo Diagnostic Utility to troubleshoot communication issues between the Zoo server and the Rhino Workstation.


zoo/converttozoo.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/31 by sandy