FileCabinet CS: Manually applying Licenses while users are still running FCS or other integrated applications

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Licenses for FileCabinet CS can be downloaded and applied through CS Connect. If you attempt to do this while users are still running FileCabinet CS or integrated applications, the license files will download but will not be able to apply. This will also occur if users are not in the applications but have left residual lock files or active sessions with locked program files as a result of not exiting applications properly. The reason for this is that CS Connect requires an exclusive lock on application files in order to apply updates.

Unlike application updates, License files can be applied manually while users are still in the system or while lock files are still present.

By the time you receive a message within CS Connect that users are running FileCabinet CS or other programs, the license file has already been downloaded. Close FileCabinet CS and follow these instructions to manually apply the license:

  1. Browse to X:\wincsi\Tools\UT16LIC\License\ (where X is the drive that the program has been installed to).
  2. Copy the ZFCNAME.DAT file.

    Note: If there is no ZFCNAME.DAT file in this directory, see the next set of instructions below.

  3. Browse to X:\Wincsi\Licenses\ and paste the ZFCNAME.DAT file into the licenses folder. Choose to Overwrite or replace the existing ZFCNAME.DAT file if prompted.
  4. Have users close and reopen the FCS program to recognize the new license file.

If there was no ZFCNAME.DAT file in step 2 above:

  1. Browse to X:\Wincsi\Cabinet\Updates\ (Where X is the drive that the program has been installed to).
  2. Find the .zpd file with a date/time stamp corresponding to your last CS Connect license download attempt. (It should follow this naming convention: *<FirmID>.zpd.) Rename the extension of this file from .zpd to .zip.
  3. Extract this .zip file by right clicking on it and selecting “Extract All…” Click the Extract button on the following dialog to create an unzipped version of the folder in the updates directory.
  4. Within the Extracted folder browse to \always\Licenses\ (i.e. X:\wincsi\cabinet\updates\I######\always\Licenses\)
  5. Copy the ZFCNAME.DAT File.
  6. Browse to X:\Wincsi\Licenses\ and paste the ZFCNAME.DAT file into the licenses folder. Choose to Overwrite or replace the existing ZFCNAME.DAT file if prompted.
  7. Have users close and reopen the FCS program to recognize the new license file

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