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Many of your licensing environments are simple enough for you to "set it and forget it". Some may be more complex, involving local license files and pointers to floating servers on the network. Changes may occur over time that require you to point to new license files/servers or reorder them to improve performance and editing your licensing variables on Windows can be difficult. Fortunately, we have two utilities that makes this much easier.


Using the Advanced Environment Editor for Licensing (video)


Using the Mentor License Utility to query and edit the licensing environment (video)

As your licenses approach their expiry date, you may see warnings when   you start an application. These warnings are simply to alert you to take   action soon regarding updating your license file.


The Warning message: "The following product options expire in fewer than 30 days" (video) doc contains a video and some advice for how to clear these warnings and continue using your application successfully.

Have you ever wondered what each field in your license is for? The Anatomy of a License File doc explains what each field does and will give you a better understanding of how your license environment works.

The Mentor Standard Licensing (MSL) involves multiple components and processes that can be confusing to the uninitiated.


Please take a look at our Glossary of Licensing Terminology.