[KBA-01244] "Invalid URL Scheme in the Directory Configuration File" error when modifying a license - Security Center 5.4 - 5.9

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Security Center 5.4 - 5.9
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2013-11-19

[KBA-01244] "Invalid URL scheme in the Directory configuration file" error when modifying a license

This article explains the Invalid URL scheme in the Directory configuration file error message that might be displayed when modifying the license in the Directory Manager role.

Symptoms

The following message is displayed when you click Modify license for all servers in the Directory servers tab of the Directory Manager role in Config Tool:

Invalid URL scheme in the Directory configuration file.

Cause

This error message is displayed because the Security Center license web activation link is missing from the licence.gconfig file.

Workaround

To fix this issue:
  1. Stop all Security Center services.
  2. Back up the license.gconfig file by copying it to another folder.

    The file is found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Genetec Security Center 5.x\ConfigurationFiles on a 64-bit computer, and in C:\Program Files\Genetec Security Center 5.x\ConfigurationFiles on a 32-bit computer.

    CAUTION:
    Only modify a .gconfig file if you are sure the changes are valid. Incorrect code in a .gconfig file can cause issues on your system or cause your system to go offline.
  3. Open the license.gconfig file using Notepad.
  4. After the <configuration> tag, insert the following line of code:
    <Licensing WebActivationUrl="http://SCWebActivation.genetec.com:8733/LicenseServices/SecurityCenterLicenseService"

  5. Save and close the file.
  6. Start the Security Center services.

    In Config Tool, you should be able to modify the license now.