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LicenceKeyIssuesWithDomino

Daniel Nashed  5 February 2010 14:20:34

Domino 8 uses the IBM Licence Management routines (LUM) and ships with a full licence key in each release when you download it from the Passport or Partnerworld website. If you download it from the public demo locations it is timebombed.
I don't know why the full licensed code has licence keys. They are the same for each major release anyway.

They cause specially issues when you try to install multiple versions and mix different data directories and binary directories. Also when moving a data directory you can run into issues.
Those issues still occur in 8.5.1. Because the code on Windows still queries a registry key to query the location of the licence files.
The location is determined by Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lotus\Domino\ Value: DataPath="c:\\Lotus\\Domino85\\Data"
This is true also for partitioned servers. In my installation this key was updated with the second partition but also the first partition used this location for license checking.

There are two files involved which are version depending Domino8.lic and nodelock. So those files from a 8.0 release will not work for 8.5.

So in cases where you see an error message like the following, you should check your versions and the registry values.

-- Daniel


An error occurred during license use management initialization.
Ensure that you are running Domino with a valid license file.
(OK)




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