With this release, the XMetaL License Server was completely rewritten as a Windows service application along with a light-weight administration application. The license server neither requires an Internet connection to a JustSystems hosted server nor depends on 3rd party software as it did previously. If you were previously using the license server that was supplied with XMetaL 7 or 8, then you should receive a new license file for each XMetaL product that was purchased with a concurrent/floating license.
Note: Windows XP is not supported.
Note: The installer creates a new Windows service entry, "XMetaLLicensingServer", which is configured to startup automatically. Also, the installer makes the necessary firewall exception for the license server service application, "XMLS.exe".
To start the XMLS Administrator software, go to to the Start menu and look for the "XMLS" program group. Under that group, select "XMetaL License Server Admin". A window should appear with the title "XMLS Administrator". Its user interface consists of two tabbed views, for administration of the licensing server as well as for the contents of the user licenses.
The license server tab includes the following items:
Stopping and re-starting the service is beneficial, for example, if a client has crashed while XMetaL was in use, and the license may not have been released. In this case, stopping and starting the service frees up these licenses without needing to wait for the server to do so.
The XMLS License server software is not compatible with Windows XP. Please review the system requirements and install the license server onto a newer system.