Integrate a Floating License into msi File

When creating silent installation packages with msi, it may be preferable to integrate the floating license into the msi file directly instead of adding it as a command line parameter using msiexec. Power users with an msi editing utility (such as orca) can use follow these steps to integrate the license as one package.

In this example orca will be used

X-Win32 2011 and Later

  1. Open the msi file in orca
  2. Search for the Table IsSearchReplace
  3. In the license.lic row, replace [LICENSE] with “HOST hostname_of_your_license_server”
  4. Save your msi file.
  5. Install your msi


X-Win32 2010

  1. Open the msi file in orca
  2. Search for the Table Component
  3. In the License.config row, delete the Condition: SERIAL <> “”
  4. Search for the Table ISXmlElement
  5. Find the Row ISXmlElement2
  6. In the Content column, delete [SERIAL] and replace with your floating license (make sure that the floating license contains no new line characters before replacing)
  7. Save your msi file.
  8. Install your msi