If you change the name of the computer on which adTempus is running, the adTempus service may fail to start, as described in article K00000222.
The following sections discuss possible reasons for the failure.
When you activate adTempus on a computer, your license is tied to the name of the computer. Changing the name of the computer invalidates the license, causing adTempus to report a licensing error and fail to start.
If you run the License Manager from the adTempus program group, the license will not appear in the list of licenses, or will appear with a message indicating that it is invalid.
To correct this you must return your license and then re-activate the software on the computer. To do so:
If adTempus is configured to use a SQL Server or MSDE database on the same computer as adTempus, the computer name may be stored in the adTempus database configuration, causing adTempus to try to connect to the old computer.
To correct this, run the Registry Editor and locate the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Arcana Development\adTempus\lDatabase" (if this key does not exist, adTempus is not using a SQL Server or MSDE database, and this section does not apply to you).
Edit the ConnectionString value and look for a section that reads
Where computername is the old name for the local computer. If this is present, replace computername with ".":
Do not modify any other parts of the ConnectionString value. In particular, do not modify the "database=" section, which may also contain the old computer name.
Beginning with adTempus 3.0, the database configuration tool will not include the computer name in the ConnectionString setting, avoiding this problem in the future.
If you are using SQL Server Express, renaming the computer may cause SQL Server to report that it cannot find the adTempus database. In this case adTempus will report a database error similar to the following
See article K00000366 for resolution information.