Adding a second Zoo

One of our other facilities is constantly struggling to pull a Rhino license from the server over the VPN. I want to install the Zoo on a system in that building and take a couple licenses from the main Zoo and transfer them to that new Zoo. That way they can pull their licenses internally. I have a couple of questions before I start:

  1. Can I run 2 Zoo’s without any conflicts?
  2. What is the best way to get the existing network installations of Rhino to look at another Zoo?



@dale, I think this question is for you.

1 - Yes.
2 - Install the new Zoo and start it. Then use the Zoo Diagnostics Utility on those workstations to point to the name or IP of the new Zoo.

Thanks John. I wasn’t aware of the diagnostic tool.


You can edit the registry so Rhino knows the name of the Zoo server, but the utility makes that pretty simple.

Yeah, it’s a nice little tool.