A +usage log file +is automatically created by the DNASTAR network license server installer. By default, the maximum size of the usage log file is 1 megabyte. Also by default, once the maximum size of the file is reached, the license server will create a backup log file. The maximum number of backup files is 99. To display the information into a readable table:

On Windows:

The log file dnals.log can be found at C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\DNASTAR-LicenseServer. Open a command window by going to the Start Menu, typing cmd in the Search field and then clicking Enter. Enter the following command:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\DNASTAR-LicenseServer\Admin\lsusage.exe – l
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\DNASTAR-LicenseServer\dnals.log

On Macintosh:

The log file DNASTARLicenseServer.log is located in /Library/Logs. Open the Terminal, usually found at /Applications/Utilities, and then enter the following command: sudo /Library/DNASTARLicenseServer/lsusage -l /Library/Logs/DNASTARLicenseServer.log


The Usage Summary report can be limited using other variables such as a date range. See the file documentation.html installed with your license server for more information.

On Windows:

Open C:\Program Files (x86)\DNASTAR-LicenseServer\Documentation\documentation.html. Select the topic About the Sentinel RMS Utilities>lsusage.

On Macintosh:

Open /Library/DNASTARLicenseServer/documentation.html. Select the topic Administrator Commands>lsusage-Display the Sentinel RMS Development Kit Usage Log File.

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