StarLicense Server for Windows v1.38 Release Notes

December 2016

Introduction

StarLicense for Windows is a license server for StarQuest products, including StarSQL. A client uses TCP/IP to connect to the server to obtain a product license. The client may be an application running on the local or another Windows system, an application running on a UNIX system, or a Java application running locally or remotely.

Setting up a StarLicense server allows centralized management of the licenses and allows an organization to take advantage of floating licensing available for client computers running StarQuest software.

The following topics are addressed in these Release Notes. Refer to the StarLicense for Windows Quick Start Guide for detailed information about installing StarLicense Server for Windows for the first time, and refer to the StarLicense Manager Help for detailed information about using the StarLicense Server for Windows software.

What's New in this Release

This release of the StarLicense Server for Windows introduces the following new features and improvements:

Upgrade Considerations

This section describes issues of interest for users who are upgrading from a prior version of StarLicense Server for Windows.

System Requirements

You can install and run the StarLicense Server for Windows on:

We recommend installing the latest Windows updates. For Windows Server 2012R2 and windows 8.1, the  April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) is required.

StarLicense Server for Windows requires Visual C++ 2015 runtimes. The StarLicense installer will install the Microsoft-supplied Microsoft Visual C++ 2015u3 Redistributable package if it is not already present on the system. The Microsoft Redistributable package will remain on the system if StarLicense is upgraded or uninstalled.

This information supercedes the system requirements documented in the Help file.

Installing and Using the StarLicense Server for Windows Software

Known Issues

 

Eventlog Messages

If you are upgrading from an earlier version of StarLicense Server, you may see the following text (preceding the actual message text) in StarLicense messages in the Application Event Log:

The description for Event ID ( 100 ) in Source ( StarLicense ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer.

To resolve this issue, use regedit to modify the registry value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\StarLicense\EventMessageFile and change the value from <Installdir>\starlicense_service.exe to <Installdir>\starlicense-service.exe - i.e. change the underscore character to a hyphen.

Release History

This section provides information about problems or enhancements that are made available as "point releases" and major releases of the StarLicense Server for Windows software.

Version Number Release Date Significant Changes
V1.38.0812 Dec 2016 13719 build StarLicense with vs2015 and IS2015
13783 StarLicense installer: update to InstallShield 2016
13830 Update VS2015u3 PRQ to latest version and fix registry condition
Update help file
V1.31.1130 Oct 2012 11868 x64 installer: put LogPath value in 32-bit registry area
12047 Update Windows help file for Manager to document new journal layout
12084 Installer: service eventlog message display problem
V1.31.1130 Nov 2010 11497 Server: notify clients when a license is removed from the server
V1.30.0725 Jul 2010 10222 Failover scenario fails silently if port 4997 is blocked
10934 Include in the journal log output the soft-license checkins due to timeout
10955 Expand timestamp resolution to milliseconds
10956 Change timestamp format to conform to ISO standard
11099 Create 64-bit Windows installer
11204 Installer: 32-bit installer should check for presence of 64-bit installation
11287 Identify service dependency (or implement retry) if nodelocked IP addresses not available
11339 Expand single character codes to full words
11342 Add subtype to journal/log to further elucidate reason for reclamation
11383 Journaling: record soft-license timeout (grace) value on "Service" entries
V1.21.1020 Oct 2009 10934 Include in the journal log output the soft-license checkins due to timeout
10957 Include "grace" period in journal output
10969 Windows Installer: update installer (IS2009, VS2008, readme.html)
V1.10.1210 Dec 2008 10496 Build with Visual Studio .NET 2003
Client changes
V1.07.0428 Apr 2008 10298 Client: Revisit lookup order (starlic vs local and configured licenses)
10383 Client: WSAStartup called in DllMain causes problem on Windows Server 2008 as Local System
8455 Zombie checkouts remain after client loses connectivity
10322 Move location of log directory
10347 Installer modifications for Vista and Server2008
10386 add new features to starlic-remote-admin: active-checkout-count
V1.06.1203 Dec 2006 9942 StarLicense Management Console hangs on Win2003
V1.02.0610 Jun 2003 8250 StarLicense Win&Unix - journaling does not record failed connections
8259 StarSQL Win&Unix - Journal Filenames, should be YYYYMMDD
8271 StarLicense/Win&UNIX - Doesn't read licenses from > 1 failover server
8272 StarLicense - backup server enhancement
8199 Starlicense/Win - removing failover, leaves licenses
8202 Starlicense/Win - purge licenses after connection to the primary had been deleted from the server
8268 StarLicense/Win - Journal retention
8271 StarLicense/Win&UNIX - improve failover
8279 StarLicense/UNIX&Win - improve failover
8280 Exploit multiple server addresses defined by DNS
V1.01.0521 May 2003 8216/8220 Write and close the journaling log file(s) after each entry
8249 StarLicense Win&UNIX - Journal file contains YYYYDDMM

Contacting StarQuest

If you need to contact technical support, please provide the following information to help the support engineers address your issue. You can contact StarQuest via phone, email, or facsimile as indicated at the bottom of this page.

Company Information Address
Phone
Fax
Contact Information First and Last Name of individual contact
Email Address
Host Type Hardware and Operating System (i.e., AS/400 V5R4)
Network Protocol/Gateways Protocol and/or Gateways used (i.e., TCP/IP, HIS 2000)
Client Type Client Type and Operating System (i.e., Windows 2008 SP2)
StarQuest Product,
Version, and Source
Which StarQuest product and what version is installed (i.e., StarSQL for Windows v6.11.07.20)
Where you obtained the software (i.e., direct from StarQuest, name of specific reseller)
Problem Information Provide as much detail as possible, including information about any application that is using the StarQuest product when the problem occurs and the exact error message that appears.

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