I recently had to update our license file (FIN.FLF) on our Navision server. For some reason the Navision clients wasn’t updated with the new granules.
In the “Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision\Client” folder on the clients I could see that the old FIN.FLF file was located. So I deleted that file and the clients afterwards retrieved the new FIN.FLF from the server.
That leads me to some questions.
What’s the use of the FIN.FLF file being copied to the client computer?
Shouldn’t the server’s FIN.FLF file take precedence?
Is the FIN.FLF file only checked when starting the Navision client?
When upgrading your license with additional users, you will also need to restart the server service as the license file is also notified by the server process only when starting the service.
So a good idea is it if you:
Copy a new license to the server’s program folder (or upload to server when using sql)
Restart Server process
This will disconnect any Nav Client (or NAS) being connected and load the new license into the server process.
When a client (or NAS) reconnects to the server, it will automatically use the new license from the server - no matter which or if any license file is located in the local client program files folder.