How do I set up my license server for Strater, Surfer and Grapher?

The product key of a Strater, Surfer or Grapher concurrent use license must be activated on your license server. The license server can be a separate server computer or the same computer the software will be installed on. The Golden Software License Administrator is provided to aid in license activation and management.  Follow the steps below to set up a license server for use with Surfer and Grapher concurrent use licenses.

    1. Sign into the server computer as an administrator.
    2. Download the Sentinel_RMS_License_Manager_Installer to a location on the server computer.
    3. Open the folder and double click on Setup.exe.
    4. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    5. Download the Golden Software License Administrator Installer to a location on the server computer.
    6. Double click on GS_License_Administrator_Installer_2_1.exe .
    7. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    8. Set the License Administrator to always run as administrator, if desired.
      1. Right-click on the License Administrator desktop icon or EXE.
      2. Click Properties in the context menu.
      3. In the Shortcut tab of the Properties dialog, click Advanced.
      4. In the Advanced Properties dialog, check Run as administrator and then click OK.
      5. Click OK in the Properties dialog.


  1. Open the License Administrator.
  2. Click Activate.
  3. Enter your Product Key and click Activate.
  4. Click Done when the Activation is complete message is displayed.


The server is now ready to distribute seats to end-users with the software installed on their computer.


Further information on the use of the License Administrator can be found at


Updated September 24, 2018

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