Q100602: Where to find more information about Floating licenses



A Floating license is a type of RLM license. This can be used on the machine whose System ID the license is keyed to (the license server machine) or by any other machine on the same network.  

Our Support portal is packed with information to help get you up and running with your floating license. We have included links to some useful articles below.




There are a number of articles that can provide you with steps on how to install the license onto your server machine.

Q100002: What is the System ID and how do I find it? 

Q100027: How to install a floating/server license

Q100360: How to install the server tools for floating/server licenses 

Q100264: How to point a machine to your license server   

Q100259: How to use an Activation Key to install your license       

Q100141: Floating Foundry licenses from a generic RLM server


Running a license server can give you greater control of your license usage. Below you can find articles on license management.

Q100532: How to manage your License Server using the Foundry Licensing Utility 

Q100522: How to view the licenses installed on your machine using the Foundry Licensing Utility (FLU)

Q100523: Where are Foundry Licenses installed on my machine?        

Q100211: How to check which licenses are available from an RLM server 




If you are experiencing problems with your floating licenses, some of the following articles may help you to resolve the issue.

Q100525: Foundry Licensing Utility (FLU) license install errors     

Q100105: How to generate a License Diagnostic file       

Q100216: How to Use A License Server Through a Firewall 

Q100360: How to install the server tools for floating/server licenses

Q100630: Unable to install license server via FLU 8.1.6 on Mac/Linux

Q100527: Unable to install or use floating licenses with missing HOST and ISV lines



Please find links to our most asked questions below, if you cannot locate an article that covers your query please check out the Advanced Licensing section of our support portal.

Q100001: Can I transfer my license to another machine? 

Q100185: Will my licenses work on a Virtual Machine? 

Q100047: License roaming - how to use a floating licenses off your network  

Q100666: Transferring from Floating to Team Login Licenses   



If you are still experiencing difficulties please create a support ticket to let us know the exact issue encountered and the troubleshooting steps that have been taken.
For more information on how to open a support request, please refer to this article: 
Q100064: How to raise a support ticket 


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