MapInfo 11.0 sequencing using a distributed license server

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  • Application Name : MapInfo

    Application Version:

    Company Name: Pitney Bowes – Business Insight

    Sequencer Version:

    App-V Client Version Tested On:

    Operating System Sequenced On: Windows 7 X86

    Pre-requisites: None

    Client Operating Systems Successfully Deployed To: Windows 7 X86

    Posted by Non-Microsoft Employee: Daniel Maguire ; Ceredigion County Council


    Steps to Sequence the Application:

    • Install MapInfo to a clean sequencer and export registry entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FLEXnet Licensing Service\Security   and save to a local working space
    • Revert Sequencing Machine to clean snapshot
    • Start sequencing and Install MapInfo as normal inputing required information eg licensing server etc
    • When the install is complete and MapInfo updated if required copy the registry key back
    • Finish monitoring and Launch the programme to check it works
    • Edit the OSD File so it allows Local Interaction and contains the following script at launch                                                                  

                path to application/MapInfow.exe –ActivateLicense

    and this script on shutdown

    path to application/MapInfow.exe –ReturnLicense

    this is so every time the package is opened it gets a license from the server and returns it every time it shuts down. I enabled this because we utilise roaming profiles and MapInfo associates licenses to PCs so didn’t want each PC our users use to have a MapInfo license.

    • Complete the sequence and save it
    • Publish the Sequence on your App-V Server


    I am not aware of any limitations or known issues as this worked for me.

    • Edited by DanMags Friday, November 11, 2011 11:44 AM
    Friday, November 11, 2011 11:30 AM