Transfer a Developer License to Another Machine

An AIMMS developer license can only be used on one machine at a time. There may be situations where you need to use AIMMS on a different machine, either temporarily or permanently. This article explains how to transfer an AIMMS license for use on a different computer. [1] [2]

Reach out to our support team at support@aimms.com if you do not have access to the machine on which the AIMMS license is currently installed on, or if you encounter any issues in the below process.

[1]This applies to Personal Nodelock activated licenses as AIMMS Developer Licenses are typically installed through the Personal Nodelock method.
[2]For Free Academic license users, make sure that the license activation process is done within your university network

Deactivate on Current Machine

  1. In AIMMS, head to Tools –> License -> License Configuration…

    LicenseConfigurationLocation

  2. Select your developer license and click ‘Deactivate…’

    LicenseDeactivation

  3. Follow the Deactivation wizard and if successful, the following message will be displayed:

    SuccessfulDeactivation

Install on Second Machine

  1. Open AIMMS and if no licenses have already been installed, the prompt for configuring a license will appear. Click ‘Continue…’

    NoValidLicense

  2. Follow the installation steps for ‘Install a Single User AIMMS License’

    • Choose the first option for the regular AIMMS Developer License.

      InstallAimmsLicense

    • Input your license number. If you received a license file from us, you can use the file name which is a 12 digit number.

      InputLicense

    • Choose the activation code option unless an AIMMS dongle was provided for your license.

      LicenseProtection

    • Input your Activation Code. Choosing to save the activation code within your registry makes it easier to move the license back and forth.

    InputActivationCode

    • Choose the Personal Nodelock method if this license was activated as one before. If the license was activated as a Machine Nodelock, you can only choose that option for future activations.

      NodelockProtection

If successful, you will receive the following message:

SuccessfulActivation

Last Updated: July, 2019