Current Version: DISCUS 10 (v10.0.1)

To upgrade your license the first step is to figure out which type of license you are using.  There are Node-Locked, Internet Floating and Internal Floating Licenses. If you are unsure of your license type navigate to Tools > License Information. Once you have your license type click the appropriate link below.

Node-Locked License

Update your DISCUS node-locked license by following these instructions:

1. Startup your current version of DISCUS, then select menu item Tools, then select License Information. Click the Get License button.
2. On the Get License window, your license key should display.  Then click on the Get License Button. This will automatically generate your version 10 license and download it.
3. If the automatic license download fails, please contact DISCUS Support.
4. On the Install License prompt, select Yes and on the License Configuration prompt select Yes to shut down DISCUS.

 Now upgrade DISCUS Desktop to 10:

1. Download the new DISCUS 10 installer package by selecting this url or entering it into your internet explorer/browser:  http://www.discuslicensing.com/LicenseAdminWeb/downloads/setupDISCUS.exe
2. Run the downloaded installer.  This will uninstall your current version of DISCUS then install the new version.

Reminder:  As usual with new releases, the functions within this major upgrade release required us to change the structure of the DISCUS TDP dis file.  This means that TDPs created or saved with DISCUS 10 cannot subsequently be opened with earlier versions. If you have any questions or issues, send a description of the issue in an email to [email protected].

Internet Floating License

Update your DISCUS floating internet license by following these instructions:

1. Download the new DISCUS install program by selecting this url or entering it into your internet explorer/browser:  http://www.discuslicensing.com/LicenseAdminWeb/downloads/setupDISCUS.exe

2. Run the downloaded install program.  This will uninstall your current version of DISCUS then install the new version.

3. With support active, your internet license is automatically updated to the latest version.

Reminder:  As usual with new releases, the functions within this major upgrade release required us to change the structure of the DISCUS TDP dis file.  This means that TDPs created or saved with DISCUS 10 cannot subsequently be opened with earlier versions. If you have any questions or issues, send a description of the issue in an email to [email protected].

Internal Floating License

Update your DISCUS floating internal license by following these instructions:

1. Using the Windows Services manager, stop the service named “DISCUS Floating License Server”
2. Locate the current floating license server license enabling file.  The license enabling file is named DISCUSInternalFloatingLicense.txt and is located here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DISCUS Software\DISCUS Floating License Server\conf\
3. Open the file with a text editor and look for the lines starting with “License Key” and “MAC”
For example:
License Key=XXX-123-456
MAC=00-AA-EE-00-11-22
4. Open an internet web browser and enter URL:  http://www.discuslicensing.com/LicenseAdminWeb/generateFloatingLicenseForm.html which will display the Generate License form.
5. Copy the License Key value (XXX-123-456) and paste into the Generate License web page License Acquisition Key field.  Copy the MAC/PC Identifier value (00-AA-EE-00-11-22) and paste into the PC Identifier field.  Select major version 10.x from the dropdown list. Click the Generate button.
6. Your new version 10 license data will display.  Select the Select All button on the page, then right click on the license data and select Copy.
7. Copy the license data to the existing license file open in your text editor, overwriting the existing data, then save the file and exit the text editor.
8. Remove your current DISCUS Floating License Server application using the windows Add or Remove Programs tool.
10. Download and install the current DISCUS Floating License server application from here:
http://www.discuslicensing.com/LicenseAdminWeb/downloads/setupDFLS.exe
11. Using the Windows Services manager, ensure the service named “DISCUS Floating License Server” is running, or start it if it is not.

Update DISCUS on the user PCs:

1. Download the new DISCUS install program by selecting this url or entering it into your internet explorer browser:   http://www.discuslicensing.com/LicenseAdminWeb/downloads/setupDISCUS.exe
2. Run the downloaded install program.  This will uninstall your current version of DISCUS then install the new version.

Reminder:  As usual with new releases, the functions within this major upgrade release required us to change the structure of the DISCUS TDP dis file.  This means that TDPs created or saved with DISCUS 10 cannot subsequently be opened with earlier versions. If you have any questions or issues, send a description of the issue in an email to [email protected].