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Installing a License Server
This paragraph explains how to install a license server to be used by the SEE Electrical PLM applications. Refer to your deployment architecture to remind which database servers need to be used to hold your databases.
2 types of license server software are supported by SEE Electrical PLM:

  • Hasp servers
  • FlexLM servers

Note: The SEE Electrical PLM – Application Server uses only FlexLM license.


Hardware requirements
None, a license server is a light application not requiring specific hardware resources


Software requirements
We recommend installing the license server on a computer that is always online, for an optimal availability of the software. A license server can be installed on all common operating systems:

  • 32 bits or 64 bits
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

The computer has to be in a Windows domain, and you will need its physical network address (mac address) to get licenses for your IGE+XAO software.
To display the mac address of your computer, run in a command window (cmd.exe):
   ipconfig –all
The network address can be read from the “Physical Address” line.

The minimal required FlexLM server version is 11.13.


User rights requirements
For installations, you need Windows administrator rights.




Installing a Database Server

This paragraph explains how to install a database server holding one of the databases used by SEE Electrical PLM. Refer to your deployment architecture to remind which database servers need to be used to hold your databases.

Hardware requirements

It depends on the size of data you want to manage. The database should however be a powerful computer with big, fast and safe disk storage:

  • Fast disks, size depending on the size of your data
  • Multi-core processor, because SQL Server can use several cores for concurrent queries

Minimum Configuration (for functional tests only):

  • Processor 2 GHz minimum
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Required disk space: 20 GB minimum (depends on the amount of data)
  • Network Adapters ( 100 Megabits/s)

Recommended Configuration (for production):

  • Processor 3 GHz dual core
  • RAM: 64 GB
  • Required disk space: 100 GB (depends of the numbers of pieces of data you want to use – and their volume)
  • Network Adapters (1 Giga bits/s or more)

Software requirements

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bits), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bits) or later.
  • SQL server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012 and its related software requirement.

Refer to Microsoft Websites for SQL server 2008 R2 installation.
We recommend you to read the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Release Notes and Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Read me, before installing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2.
Idem for SQL server 2012 R2 installation

Usually, the following components are pre-required to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2:

  • Microsoft Net Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Windows Installer 4.5
  • Windows PowerShell 1.0.

Important remarks:

  • On Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bits) by default Microsoft Net Framework 3.5 is not installed
  • During the SQL SERVER installation, regarding the collation, be sure your installation is not made with the “Case -sensitive” option (this isrequired for all the SEE software products databases).