000026911 - How to replace an existing RSA ECAT license

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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Article Number000026911
Applies ToRSA ECAT
RSA Download Central
IssueHow to replace an existing RSA ECAT license.
How do I replace an existing ECAT license?

The ECAT license designates the Windows Server on which the software can run based on a calculated Computer ID (CID) value.  Therefore, if the Windows Server hardware changes the CID may also change.

The ECAT license not only enables the product to control the total number of agents that can be deployed, but also controls whether Bit9 is enabled.

If it is necessary to expand the agent count or add Bit9, a new license will need to be requested with the new total agent count and enablement, which must be reissued and imported on the ECAT Windows Server.

Refer to the knowledgebase article How to activate an RSA ECAT license for instructions to obtain a new ECAT license file.


NOTE:  This will include copying the new 30-character CID and login to the RSA Download Central (DLC) website and submiting it, as also explained in the ECAT User Guide.  Changes to an existing ECAT server follow a different process internally from this point forward and therefore it is prudent to alert your account team of the change and request.


Deploy the ECAT license file

  1. To deploy a new ECAT license file you first need to remove the license file currently in the ECAT Server folder on the ECAT Server.

    1. Backup or move to another directory any license file(s) which should be the only file in the ECAT Server folder with a .lic extension.
  2. Double click on the ConsoleServer.exe in the ECAT Server folder.  This will display the 30-character CID (Computer ID).  Confirm it is the expected CID value for the new ECAT license file.
  3. Stop the ConsoleServer.exe application.
  4. Move the new ECAT license file with a .lic extension into the ECAT Server folder.
  5. Start the ECAT processes and confirm it works.


If you are unsure of any of the steps above or experience any issues, contact RSA Support and quote this article ID for further assistance.

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