Using X_CPU.EXE for generating CPU details for a Version 15 or Version 14 License request

Product/Release: Visual LANSA V15 and V14 SP2 with EPC142050
Abstract: Downloadable version of X_CPU.EXE for generating CPU details for a LANSA license request
Submitted By: LANSA Technical Support
Updated: 15 April 2020

IMPORTANT: The information on this page is for downloading x_cpu.exe for Visual LANSA V15 or V14 SP2 at EPC142050 level. For V14, if you use this version of x_cpu.exe to generate CPU details, you will receive a license based on the LANSA development licensing model introduced in EPC142050.

To download a V13 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.
  • A license request must be accompanied by the CPU details as generated by the correct version of X_CPU.EXE.

 The PC is identified by a range of information for the CPU. A special utility called 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 by selecting the Licensing - X_CPU utility option, located within the Settings and Administration folder .

X_CPU Utility

The X_CPU can also be generated from the Add Licenses tabsheet of the LANSA Development License manager. A shortcut to the LANSA Development License manager is created on the desktop after installing V15 or after applying EPC142050 to V14 SP2.

generate X_CPU from manager

The X_CPU.EXE is available for download from this page 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.


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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. You will be prompted to show the file in the saved location.

X_CPU system information utility

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