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Here are the instructions to set up your campus/concurrent licenses. This will allow you to provide licenses to your users and to also manage these licenses. Please go through the following steps to complete the setting up process.
Note: The license server will use TCP port 15500. Make sure that your client and server firewalls allow TCP connections to this port.
2. Run the license server setup executable to install the program in your computer. Follow the instructions on the installation wizard.
3. Once installed MestrelabLicServer, if you had not checked the corresponding box in the figure 1, go to the “Start Menu”, and click on “Start Server” (red squares in the Figure 2)
Installation details: The MLicServer will be installed as a service and it will run automatically when computer boots up.
4. Run now MLicAdmin from the Start Menu/MestrelabLicServer location (green square in figure 2) and copy the “Host ID” from the “MLicAdmin” dialog box (magenta square in the figure 3) and send it to us by email to email@example.com
5. We will write back to you with a license file, which you must save in <path_where_server_was_installed>/licenses. (If you have renewed the Update&Support package, please make sure that you remove the old license file)
6. Restart the server by clicking on “Stop Server” and “Star Server” in the Start Menu. In some cases, it will be needed to reboot the server machine.
7. Now if you run again MLicAdmin you will see an item in the Licenses table (Figure 4). If no item shows, it means that either the license file was not correctly installed or the license file is invalid.
8. You must provide your users a copy of the license file that Mestrelab provided you before. But first, you must edit the license file to add the server IP address information to allow your users to validate against your server.
For example, if you receive the following license file (The license file is a XML file with .lic extension, that you can open with any text editor):
<vendor>Mestrelab Research S.L.</vendor>
Using your preferred text editor, you must add the following line between the mlic opening tag (<mlic>) and the closing one (</mlic>):
NB. If you have problems or are not confident with this process, just write to us with the IP address for the server and we will include them in the license file before sending it back to you.
Changing SERVER_NAME by either your server hostname or your server IP address in dot notation (bear in mind that if the server´s IP address is dynamic, you must use the server hostname instead of the IP address in dot notation).
So, using the previous sample, you will get the next file after editing:
<vendor>Mestrelab Research S.L.</vendor>
10. In this step there are two options:
The first one will be to save the license file you have edited following the instructions (in the step number 8 ) in a shared folder.
We strongly recommend this option, because in the future you will not need to worry about sending new license files each year when you renew the Update&Support package of our products.
Just go through the following steps:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mestrelab Research S.L.\MestReNova\License]
If you need to activate licenses for Mnova Lite, the .reg file must contain this line (instead):
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mestrelab Research S.L.\MestReNova LITE\License]
Send this .reg file to the clients. The clients will only need to double click on it in order to import the registry configuration. Of course, it will be possible to do that by batch scripting.
For Mac clients: They will have to edit the property_list file which file is located at: HOME/Library/Preferences/com.mestrelab.MestReNova.plist
They can use any preferences editor to do it. Basically, they will need to add a new item with the name License.SharedRepository and the corresponding path of the license.
They can use for example this editor: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/prefedit.html
For Linux users: they will need to edit this text file: .config/Mestrelab Research S.L./Mestrenova.conf. Once there, in the line about the License, type: sharedRepository = path
The other option (not recommended – please note that this option will work, the reason why we do not recommended is that it will require distribution of the license files for activation to all client computers each time you purchase a new Update and Support package) will be to circulate an email to your users attaching the license file you have edited following the instructions in the previous step (number 8 ) and go through the steps 11 and 12.
11. Instruct them to save it on disk and, once they have run Mnova, go to ‘Help/Get-Install’ menu and click on ‘Install’ button (‘Help/Evaluate-Buy’ and click on ‘Activate’ if you are using Mnova v8.0.0 or older) then navigate to the license file and double click on it.
12. The application should be activated and your users should now have access to the software.