2 Instance 2 Lisences 1 database

A client of ours had their license maxed out every day. when they ask for assistance with something and I remote in to the server to see what the issue is I hit the 'Your program license does not allow for any more simultaneous connections'

My question is, is it possible to have their production instance separate using the customer license and a separate instance, with my developer license applied to that instance then both instances attached to the one database?

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  • einsTeIn.NETeinsTeIn.NET Posts: 1,019Member
    The right answer is probably: No, because the license is stored into the database.
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  • JuhlJuhl Posts: 509Member
    The license is read on server start. So in theory upload dev license and restart your own Instance and remember to upload customer license.
    But but but, there could be some funny things doing this.

    What about the external users type, in newer NAV these doesn't count, I heard? Haven't tested.
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  • DoctorPartlowDoctorPartlow Posts: 3Member
    Thanks Juhl. I will try this and let you know. sounds like it should work.
  • DoctorPartlowDoctorPartlow Posts: 3Member
    kriki wrote: »
    How about putting in some parameters in the servicetier to disconnect (and free!) sessions that haven't been used for some time?

    Otherwise : https://mibuso.com/howtos/how-to-use-multiple-licenses-simultaneously-in-service-tier-and-development
    But I wouldn't use it in a production environment. And the license needs to be on the server level. If it is on the database level, the database level license overrides this system.

    this should do it but unfortunately can't do it during production hours as the license is stored in the DB.

    also Juhl's method should work. I attempted it with a new instance and there's an extension that isn't licensed on the dev license. as soon as the client loads the service tier crashes due to the extension.
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