An easy peasy no big deasy update of the OneStream license key

It’s expired, and not your parking meter

There I was, dreaming about this and that when I decided to go into Good Old OneStream to take a looky-loo at AVBS on my laptop install and I WAS SURPRISED BY THE FOOM!

Actually, nothing so dramatic. It was more like this:

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What, you mean these things expire? Yes, Cameron, yes, they do. Bummer.

No matter, as I am a consultant at a OneStream partner, all I need do is ask for a valid key and update away. Putting aside the fact that I’ve done this in the past and also putting aside the fact that I’ve completely forgotten how to perform said license key update, it was easy to do. On the chance that you share the same colossal memory/aversion to work/are generally as clueless as Yr. Obt. Svt. (surely not), I present to you the handful of steps required to do this.

NB – I am doing this on my consultant laptop. No (sane) OneStream customer would use something like this. Maybe, and I do mean maybe, this might be something for an on-premises customer; if you’ve a OneStream Azure hosted customer, OneStream Support will handle it all. I suppose this all means the audience for this technique is vanishingly small but I’ve never let irrelevance get in the way of a blog post.

Updating

Once the license key was in hand, it’s a simple update of the OneStream Database Configuration Utility. Make sure to run it as an administrator:

Right click on the Framework database and select Apply OneStream License:

Yep, there’s a key there. Select and delete:

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Eh, the below is another blurred out license key, this one a current one. It’s a different color blur so I suppose that shows some sort of change. The laziness I am well known for at play:

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Laziness aside, I click on Save, close the database tool, and…

Unpossible!

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That wasn’t supposed to happen. Ah, but OneStream runs within IIS. A restart ought to do the trick. Maybe.

Let’s go bounce IIS:

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Restart IIS:

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Wait a second or so, and…

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Success! Boil in bag!

No, no instant rice. Eeek. I much prefer this. I also prefer a fully-licensed OneStream:

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That whole process took way longer to do than to take screenshots. Easy peasy no big deasy.

I’m not entirely sure if I did that for you, Gentle Reader, out of the sweetness of my geeky heart or if it was for me to help me out this time next year. It’s all about me, I suppose.

Be seeing you.

2 thoughts on “An easy peasy no big deasy update of the OneStream license key

    1. Jack,

      I believe they expire every year although I suggest you log a support request to get the answer direct from OneStream.

      Cameron

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