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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 HASP 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.

 

• 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

* 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. Install the HASP drivers for the USB security key.
Note: Installing the drivers will also install the “Sentinel Admin Control Center”, for configuration.
Note: These drivers or services may also be called “Sentinel LDK License Manager”, or “RTE (Run-time environment)”, “Run-time installer”.

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. Install the “HASP License Manager” as a service (“Hasp Loader”), using the file “lmsetup.exe”

  • Right-click and run (as administrator) “lmsetup.exe”, to install the “HASP License Manager”. Choose a language for the installation. Several dialogs guide you through the installation process:
  • When asked if you want to install the “HASP License Manager” as an application or as a service, choose “Service”:
  • Follow the steps until the final installation.

Note: Once installed, this service is called “Hasp Loader“.

3. 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

Starting the software

When you start 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.

 

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

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

2.Make sure that the security key is working (a red light on the key indicates that it is recognized and working).

3. Make sure that you have access to the Sentinel Admin Control Center:
Enter http://localhost:1947 in your Internet browser.

If there is a problem, re-install the drivers. Advanced information…

 

Advanced trouble-shooting

If you still have problems:

  • Verify if the services related to the security key are running: “Sentinel LDK License Manager (hsplms)”and “Hasp Loader”.
  • Verify the configuration of your Firewall.

To know how to do this, please refer to the “Advanced trouble-shooting” section in our complete guide “Trouble-shooting in case of network license problems“.
Note: It might be a good idea to get help from your IT manager.