Summary: Discusses Rhino license validation and how it works with the LAN Zoo
Rhino 5, 6, 7, and 8 use a license validation system to make it easier to recover lost or stolen license keys. License validation associates your license with your email address (or email domain in the case of a Lab License), a Rhino device name, Device ID, and for upgrade licenses, your previous license key.
When you add a Rhino license to the LAN Zoo, you are asked to validate the license online. Rhino licenses must be validated before they can be used.
When you upgrade Rhino from a previous version, license validation associates the license from your previous version of Rhino with the license you are upgrading to. A previous version license can only be used to upgrade one Rhino license. For example, a company that owns four licenses of Rhino 5 wants to upgrade its licenses to Rhino 8. Each upgrade installation should be associated with a specific one of the Rhino 5 licenses for validation to succeed. These two keys are paired in our system.
When you add a valid Rhino license key to the LAN Zoo, the Rhino License Validation Wizard is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to validate your license.
If you get an error during license validation, please contact McNeel Technical Support for help. Please include the error description when you contact support.
If your LAN Zoo server is not connected to the Internet, you can perform license validation offline. –Note: Offline validation requires that LAN Zoo server that will accept the offline validation code is truly offline with no internet or network access. Unplug the network cable and disconnect from the wireless for this option. Here are the steps: