Using X_CPU.EXE for generating CPU details for a Version 13 License request

Date:13 December 2012
Product/Release:Visual LANSA V13 and above
Abstract:Downloadable version of X_CPU.EXE for generating CPU details for a V13 LANSA license request
Submitted By:LANSA Technical Support
Updated:October 2019

UPDATE: This page has been updated for the licensing changes for V13 SP2 introduced in EPC133400.

The information on this page is for downloading x_cpu.exe for Visual LANSA V13 only. To download a V14 x_cpu.exe, click here. To obtain CPU information for LANSA on IBM i, click here.

A LANSA license code is only valid for a PC for which it was requested. The PC is identified by its CPU serial number and model. A special utility, x_cpu.exe, is provided to display this information. This executable is shipped as part of the Visual LANSA installation and can be accessed from the LANSA folder from the X_CPU utility option.

X-CPU utility option

A V13 license request must be accompanied by the CPU details as generated by a V13 X_CPU.EXE.

The V13 X_CPU.EXE is available for download here for situations where a full Visual LANSA is not yet installed on a PC, for example, for a Proof of Concept or for a Windows production server that won't have a full Visual LANSA installation.


Note: Your company policy may enforce restrictions on downloading certain files, including zip file and executables.

Once downloaded, the x_cpu utility can be run from any location on your hard drive. The generated x_cpu_<model>_serial nunber>.txt file will be created in the same location. For example, if you download x_cpu.exe to c:\temp and execute it, the generated x_cpu_<model>_serial nunber>.txt file will also be created in c:\temp. After executing the x_cpu.exe, note the location of the generated x_cpu_<model>_serial nunber>.txt file in the message displayed.

 X_CPU System Information Utility

Tip: We recommend that you save the x_cpu.exe to the Visual LANSA Tools directory, if it doesn't exist in this directory already.