Specifying License Manager for Connection

Applies to TestExecute 15.40, last modified on March 25, 2022

This page is related to key-based licenses — a regular license type used in TestExecute 15.40. For information on the new ID-based license type, see SmartBear ID-based Licenses.

If you have several TestExecute licenses, you may need to specify to which License Manager TestExecute instances will connect.

When starting, TestExecute searches for an activated License Manager in the local network. However, by default the search order is not specified. So, TestExecute may connect to the License Manager, which you do not want it to connect to. To solve this problem, you should specify the License Manager for connection.

You specify the License Manager on the computer, on which TestExecute will run.

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the computer, on which TestExecute will run.

  2. Close TestExecute.

  3. Open the Sentinel Admin Control Center. To do this, open the URL http://localhost:1947 in a web browser (see Controlling License Manager for more information).

  4. In the Admin Control Center, click Configuration in the left-side menu. This will open the Configuration pages.

  5. Navigate to the Access to Remote License Managers tabbed page.

  6. Clear the Broadcast Search for Remote Licenses check box.

  7. In the Specify Search Parameters box enter the search criteria for the License Manager PC. You can use any of the following:

    • Computer name (for instance, MyLicenseServer).
    • IP address (for instance,
    • Broadcast IP address (for example, In this case, the service will search for the License Manager PC among the computers whose IP address matches the search string.
  8. Click Submit to apply the changes.

Now TestExecute will connect to the License Manager PC, you specified in the search parameters.

You can also specify multiple search criteria. To do this, simply enter the desired computer names or IP addresses into the Specify Search Parameters box. Each search expression must be on a separate line.

Note: One of the reasons why you need to specify a License Manager for the connection is that there may be several License Managers in your network. If so, modifying access permissions on the License Manager PC may be easier than doing this on each TestExecute workstation. See Specifying Users Who May Connect to License Manager for details.

See Also

Working With License Manager

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