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Overview

With a network license, you can use the software on several computers on a network.
Note: The number of computers that can use the software simultaneously depends on the number of “seats” purchased with the network license.

 

• On the server/computer hosting the network key, you will need the drivers for the USB security key, as well as the “HASP License Manager”.
(See below What to install on the computer/server hosting the network key).

 

• On the computers that will run the software, install the software.
(See below What to install on the computers running the software).

 

You will need

• Your Network security key:
– USB security key (red or white dongle)

 

• The software installation files:
– Download MOUNTAINS.ZIP from: www.digitalsurf.com/support/software-updates/ *
– Unzip them on the hard disk drive, a USB key, or a CD.016

 

• Your Product installation code (6 digits) *

• An up-to-date Internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) to access the Sentinel Admin Control Center to configure the USB security key.

Administrator rights on the server and the computers

• To configure the Firewall on the server, see below Technical requirements.

* LogIn, Password and Installation code can be found in the email you received. If in doubt, please contact your distributor.

 

What to install on the computer/server hosting the network key

1. On this computer/server you must install the drivers for the USB security key.
Note: Installing the drivers will also install the “Sentinel Admin Control Center”, for configuration.

To install, re-install or update the drivers, go to the folder with the software installation files > Hasp folder.
Right-click and run (as administrator): reinstall_hasp.bat
Note: The file haspdinst.exe must be present, in the same folder.

 

2. Plug the USB security key (network dongle) into a free USB port on your computer.
Wait for a moment, until the red light inside the security key turns on to indicate that it is working correctly.

What to install on the computers running the software

Install the software on the computers on the network on which you wish to use the software.

Note:
1. You can also install and use the software on the computer used as a server.
2. The number of computers that can run the software simultaneously depends on the number of “seats” purchased with your network license.

For information about installation, see Mountains® 8 installation guide

Accessing the Control Center (for configuration)

1. On the computer/server hosting the security key:
Enter http://localhost:1947 in your Internet browser.
-> The Sentinel Admin Control Center is displayed.

Note: Before starting the configuration of the security key, it is important to check (in the “About” menu) that you have at least version 7.103 of the drivers.

 

2. In the “Configuration” menu, we will use the following tabs:

What to configure on the computer/server hosting the network key

1. Configuration > “Basic Settings” tab

 

2. Configuration > “Access from Remote Clients” tab

 

3. Configuration > “Network” tab

What to configure on the computer running the software

1. Configuration > “Basic Settings” tab

 

2. Configuration > “Access from Remote Clients” tab

 

3. Configuration > “Access to Remote License Managers” tab

 

4. Configuration > “Network” tab

Launching the software

When you launch the software on a computer which is part of a network equipped with a network security key, the following dialog may be displayed:

1. Activate the option “Search for a network license
2. Click on [Detect license]

 

• If there are no more “seats” available (i.e. if more software sessions are open than purchased network seats), a message tells you so.
Close at least one of the sessions and try again.

• If several licenses have been detected, the following dialog invites you to choose which one you would like to use:

Technical requirements

• The Firewall on the computer/server hosting the security key must allow incoming TCP connections on port 1947.
Configure your Firewall accordingly.

• If your security key is hosted on a server:
The “Sentinel License Manager” is compatible with network protocol TCP/IP for Microsoft servers 2008, 2012, 2016.

• The computers running the software must be part of the same network (or the same subnet if any) as the computer/server hosting the network security key.

• For system requirements for installing the software, see Technical Specifications.

Trouble-shooting
(The software cannot be launched, no license is found…)

• Get help from your IT manager.

• Make sure that the computer/server hosting the security key is switched on.

• Check that the drivers and services related to the security key have been correctly installed on all computers:

  1. Make sure that the security key is working (a red light indicates that it is recognized and working).
  2. Check if you have access to http://localhost:1947
  3. Check if the “Sentinel LDK License Manager” (and “Hasp Loader”) services are running.

• In case of any of these problems, re-install the drivers.
-> See Accessing the Control Center (above)

Check your Firewall:

  • Make sure that your Firewall allows incoming TCP connections on port 1947 on the computer/server hosting the security key, and outgoing TCP connections on port 1947 on the computers running the software.
    -> You might want to temporarily turn the Firewall off, in order to see if the problem is Firewall-related or not

If you still have problems, contact the Support team (support@digitalsurf.com).