Question: In reading the Help on the License Manager and it indicated to the user that all the license manager does, is act as a central manager for licensing, but that it’s not really necessary, and that the single multiuser license number can just be installed on each of his DS-5000 or AS-5000 PC locations without having to install the License manager at all. Is this true?
Answer: This can be done. You can use the license.dat file when installing the R5 software but that is only applicable for Standalone installation. This will be the same process as with R4 software installation -however, you cannot use dat file for Workgroup install. You must have the LM for Workgroup. So the LM and the dat file are not exchangeable. Each one has a specific role in the type of installation it applies to.
Confirmed by Digaulle Elhaje, Olympus support