Install/Uninstall Distributor Service
The Distributor service is installed/uninstalled by executing the install command file with elevated permissions (e.g. running as Administrator) from the Slps.Distributor.Host folder in the Distributor installation directory:
- Install: -
- Uninstall: -
Uninstalling the Distributor service does not affect the Distributor license store in the registry.
To delete the Distributor License Store execute
install.cmd -obliterate from an elevated command prompt in the Slps.Distributor.Host folder.
Stopping/Starting Distributor Service
Once installed the Distributor Service can be stopped/started/restarted via the Services Snap-in - find the Software Potential Distributor Service, and right click to select Stop, Start or Restart as appropriate.
It can also be managed using install.cmd batch file found in the Distributor installation directory e.g.
Configuring Distributor Server
Distributor Service Endpoint
By default the Distributor service listens on Port 8731 for feature allocation requests from appropriately configured licensed applications. A different port can be allocated to suit a customer environment by changing the port number value of the
Slps.Distributor.Service.BaseUri key in both
Administrating Distributor Server
Distributor is administered via a Web Administration portal available at
http://<DistributorServer>:2468/web where <Distributor Server> is the fully qualified domain name (or the IP address) of the server on which Distributor is installed. An alternative to the default Port 2468 can be configured to suit a customer environment by changing the value of the Port property in the
Slps.Distributor.Host element in
The admin portal allows your customer to:
- Activate Distributor licenses (in either online or disconnected mode).
- View all licenses installed on the Distributor server.
- View current feature usage by connected licensed applications.
Feature usage can be logged in Distributor such that it can be manually retrieved for subsequent analysis. Usage capture is off by default and must be enabled by uncommenting the
<add key="Slps.Distributor.Service.EnableUsageLogging" value="true"> setting in the Slps.Distributor.Services.dll.config (which can be found in the Services folder in the Distributor installation folder).
When enabled, Distributor logging will have a minor impact on the performance of the server and will keep a sliding window of 45 daily logs, with a maximum size of 45MB. The usage logs can be found in the following location \Slp.Distributor.Host\Services\Usage.