Licensing and registering SCO OpenServer products

License has expired

If the License Manager indicates your operating system license is expired, check the system clock by entering the date(C) command. If the date is incorrect, log in as root (or the system owner) and run the setclk(ADM) command. This updates the system time with that of the battery-powered hardware clock (CMOS).

If the date is still incorrect, use this form of the date(C) command to update the system clock:

date MMDDhhmmYY

where MMDDhhmmYY is the correct time in month-day-hour-minute-year format. For example, here is the correct entry for 9:31 AM on August 31, 2005:


Once you have changed the clock time to reflect the current time, reboot your system, start the License Manager and check to see if the license has changed from ``Expired'' to ``Yes.'' Your operating system license should be fully operational within the options specified by the license.

NOTE: If the system clock was incorrect when you installed the operating system, adjusting the time at the command line will not fix the license problem. In this case, start the License Manager and remove the SCO OpenServer operating system license. After you have corrected the system clock using the method described above, run the License Manager again and re-add the operating system license.

Checking for product license expiration

The expiration information for licenses is shown in the main display for the License Manager under the ``Status'' field. If you have an expiring license, the display reads Valid Until date.

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SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 -- 03 June 2005