I installed Zoo server 6 and activated 30 PC lab licenses for Rhinoceros 5 + TDM solutions products (RhinoGold, RhinoEmboss, Clayoo).
The automated installation of Rhinoceros+Rhinogold points to that Zoo server through the following registry key - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\License Manager\Server - which is present on each workstation and populated with the FQDN of the Zoo server
I also created a DNS alias (__mcneel.__zoo5) following the wiki doc
Port 80 inbound and outbound is open on the Zoo 6 server
When I launch my Rhinoceros client (or RhinoGold which uses the same Zoo server), the Zoo server isn’t detected automatically and thus licenses aren’t granted automatically to clients, which is not acceptable since the end users will be students. I want the solution to be totally transparent for them.
The weird thing is that when I launch the Rhinoceros Client and manually test connectivity with the license server (that is prepopulated in the correct field – I suppose this is done by interpreting the reg key mentioned above), the license is granted. See screenshot below
I click on Use a Zoo
The server name is prepopulated. But I have to test connectivity before clicking on Accept.
If I choose “Automatically detect a Zoo server”, it also works (because of the DNS Alais, I suppose) but I also have to test connectivity…
Connectivity is always successful -> I can then click on Accept -> The license is granted
Also, I have to repeat this manual operation for each product licensed on the Zoo server (Rhinoceros -> RhinoGold -> Clayoo -> RhinoEmboss) which is a heavy procedure that must be repeated each time client computers are rebooted (every night !)
Do you know a workaround for this to work transparently ? For the clients to get their licenses automatically ?
Note : the Zoo server is not located in the same range as the Rhino clients but I suppose this is not the issue since connectivity tests with the server FQDN are successful.
Note2: I tested the connectivity between the clients and the Zoo server with Zoo diagnostics and all tests are Ok.