Current Version – DISCUS 8.x (latest is 8.5.2)

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 open DISCUS, click on Tools and select License Information. Your license type will be listed under license type. Once you have your license type click the appropriate link below.

*Note: If DISCUS fails to upgrade license as expected, try resetting DISCUS back to Default Settings via Help >> Reset DISCUS to Default Settings and repeat the steps below to acquire the license again.

 

 

I have a 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 8.x 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 8.x:

1. Download the new DISCUS 8.x 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 8.x 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 8.x cannot subsequently be opened with earlier versions. If you have any questions or issues, send a description of the issue in an email to support@discussoftware.com.

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I have an Internet (External) 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 8.x cannot subsequently be opened with earlier versions. If you have any questions or issues, send a description of the issue in an email to support@discussoftware.com.

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I have an Internal Floating License

Update your DISCUS floating internal license by following these instructions:

1. Locate the current floating license server license enabling file.  The license enabling file is named DISCUSFloatingLicense.txt or DISCUSInternalFloatingLicense.txt and is typically located in one of these directories:
– C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 5.5\conf
– C:\Program Files (x86)\DISCUS Software\DISCUS Floating License Server\conf
– C:\Program Files\DISCUS Software\DISCUS Floating License Server\conf
2. Copy this file to make a backup copy of it.  Open the file with WordPad and look for the lines starting with “License Key” and “MAC”
For example:
License Key=xxx-yyy-zzz
MAC=0015C5B246D2,0016CF53EA42
3. Open an internet web browser and enter URL:  http://www.discuslicensing.com/LicenseAdminWeb/generateFloatingLicenseForm.html which will display the Generate License web page.
4. Copy the License Key, xxx-yyy-zzz, and paste into the Generate License web page License Acquisition Key field.  Copy the MAC value and paste into the PC Identifier field.  Select Generate button.
5. Your new 8.x license data will display.  Select the Select All button on the page, then right click on the license data and select Copy.
6. Go back to the WordPad window, delete all the current license data then Paste in the copied new license data.
7. Save the new license data and exit WordPad.
8. Restart the DISCUS floating license server service.

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 8.x cannot subsequently be opened with earlier versions. If you have any questions or issues, send a description of the issue in an email to support@discussoftware.com.

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