I had posted this originally on the server upgrade thread, but I got a message that this is off topic and has been hidden by the community as not relevant to the that topic so for those of you reading this for the second time, but now as a new topic I apologize.
I had a dedicated TS server (free) running for months without a problem on a Windows 7 64Bit computer dedicated to running just the TS Server. It was used for friends to join while playing the game IL-2 Sturmovik 1946. On January 31st I attempted to join the TS server from my TS Client on my gaming machine and the connection failed. I then checked the server lists and my server was still listed as running. I checked the server computer and discovered the server icon was gone from the system tray/taskbar area. Tried to restart the server, but after a few seconds the icon in the system tray would disappear. Checked the server log and it stated that it could not open a licensekey.dat file and that the server would run, but with limited capability.
I searched the internet and this forum and the consensus appeared to be that my server version needed to be upgraded. I downloaded the latest server version and followed the directions for upgrading exactly as was posted. No matter what I have done the server no longer will run. So now I am at a loss of what to do.
I don’t relish the thought of having to start all over again, adding friends and giving permissions etc.
Thanks in advance for any help.