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How to uninstall the activation kit for SDP (Software Development Platform) products

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How do you uninstall the activation kit from the client machine for (SDP) IBM Software Development Platform products?


You would like to know the information on un-installing the activation kit from client machine to use the floating license keys for IBM Software Development Products.


To uninstall the activation kit from the client machine where the application is installed, follow the steps below:

Note: If you have multiple software development platform products installed on the same machine which uses activation kits then all the entries of activation kit would be present on the 'nodelock' file. Deleting the entire 'nodelock' file is not recommended since it will delete all the activation kits deployed for software development platform from the machine

  1. Navigate to the following location:
    • Windows 7 or Windows 2008

      C:\ProgramData\IBM\Installation Manager\license\LUM

    • Windows XP or Windows 2000

      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\IBM\Installation Manager\license\LUM

  2. Edit the file named nodelock

    For example to remove an IBM Rational Performance Tester 8.0 from the client machine, delete the following lines from the nodelock file:

    #[IBMSDPIM] 14 8.0 12/31/2037 IBM Rational Performance Tester NODELOCK
    7ff2aa10b91c. iueb4w9qyieyakuhafpaa "" "8.0"

  3. Save the file

  4. Launch the application

    A request for a license key will appear.

Document information

More support for: Rational License Key Server
General Information

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1621124

Modified date: 21 December 2012

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