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BindLicense with multiple products

Question asked by bveldkamp on Aug 6, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 7, 2014 by ciava.at

I want to check all installed products, and bind to the first available one. Now I have a machine with an expired Engine license, but with a valid Desktop license. The following code should do the trick, but it doesn't. If the first checked license is not available, all others fail as well. If I change the order of the list, e.g. Desktop comes first, it works, if Engine is first, it doesn't.

 

foreach (var product in new[] {ProductInfo.Engine, ProductCode.Desktop, ProductCode.Server})
{
    try
    {
        RuntimeManager.BindLicense(product, LicenseLevel.Standard);
        Console.WriteLine("Arcgis product {0} is licensed", product);
        return true;
    }
    catch (RuntimeManagerException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Arcgis product {0} is not licensed", product);
        Console.WriteLine(e.Message);                   
    }
}

return false;

 

Any idea why this doesn't work?

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