Topic ID 2091

How can I set the vendor daemon (minitab.exe) to use a static port number?

The port for the Minitab vendor daemon is assigned dynamically. If you want to set a static port number for the vendor daemon, you must assign an open port number to the VENDOR line of the license file. We recommend that you make a backup of your license file before editing it.

  1. In a text editor such as Notepad, navigate to and open the file, minitab.lic.
  2. At the end of the VENDOR line, add a space, and then port=portnumber to specify your port number, for example, port=27011. The word "port" must be lowercase because the license file is case-sensitive.
  3. Save the file.
  4. Ensure that the port is open on any firewalls that may exist.
  5. Restart the Minitab License Manager service.

Example beginning of a license file after assigning port 27011 to vendor daemon

SERVER this_host 00ff3b6cab6b
VENDOR minitab port=27011

For information on setting the network port number for the Minitab License Manager (lmgrd.exe), go to Topic ID 2177.

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