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On execution, the licenseserver command registers DiffDog Server with the LicenseServer specified by the Server-Or-IP-Address argument. For the licenseserver command to be executed successfully, the two servers must be connected on the network and LicenseServer must be running. You must have administrator privileges to be able to register DiffDog Server with LicenseServer.


Once DiffDog Server has been successfully registered with LicenseServer, you will receive a message to this effect. The message will also display the URL of the LicenseServer. You can now go to LicenseServer to assign DiffDog Server a license. For details about licensing, see the LicenseServer documentation (




diffdogserver licenseserver Server-Or-IP-Address


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DiffDogServer on Windows

diffdogserver on Unix (Linux, Mac)


* Note that lowercase (diffdogserver) works on all platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac), while upper-lower (DiffDogServer) works only on Windows and Mac.

* Use forward slashes on Linux and Mac, backslashes on Windows.






Identifies the machine on the network on which Altova LicenseServer is installed and running. It can be the machine's name or its IP address.




Examples of the licenseserver command:


diffdogserver licenseserver

diffdogserver licenseserver localhost

diffdogserver licenseserver


The commands above specify, respectively, the machine named, and the user's machine (localhost and as the machine running Altova LicenseServer. In each case, the command registers DiffDog Server with the LicenseServer on the machine specified.

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