Network Licensing - Installation

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The standard or default installation of PipeLay was described here. PipeLay itself must be installed on all end-user machines; in other words, all computers on which the software will be run. This may or may not include the license server, depending on how your network is organised.

To install PipeLay Network Licensing software for the NetHASP hardware dongle approach, please perform the following steps:

1.Insert the PipeLay disk into your CD ROM drive. If Autoplay is enabled on your system, the Network License Manager Installation Setup Wizard should start automatically. If it does not start, run the Setup Wizard manually by double clicking on the NetworkLicenceManager application in the CD-ROM root directory.

2.On the Setup Wizard you will see two buttons on the right hand side:

a.Sentinel HASP Drivers

b.NetHASP License Manager

These buttons will either state Install or Installed depending on whether the applications in question are already present on your network license server. Note that for the Installed case the button will be disabled thus preventing any unnecessary reinstallation.

3.If the Sentinel HASP Drivers button is labelled Install then you must click on it as the installation of the associated drivers is compulsory.

4.To install the license manager you should click on the Install button for the NetHASP License Manager. Note that you should not install it unless you have a red-coloured network dongle and an appropriate license file, as it will not work. Also, it should only be installed on the license server computer.

5.The main setup screen for the licence manager is similar to that shown in Figure 3‑1. You should select either an Application or Service setup, as required. However, please note that on Windows™ 95/98/ME, you are not given the option of installing the License Manager as a service.

License Manager Setup

License Manager Setup

For details on how to run the License Manager, please refer to the section entitled ‘Network License Manager’.

To adopt the Sentinel HASP software dongle approach the following steps are necessary:

1.Install the Sentinel HASP Drivers in a similar fashion to the NetHASP hardware dongle method. Do not install the NetHASP Licence Manager.

2.Email the hostname and IP address of the licence server to Wood Group (

3.Two executables will then be sent back to you, both of which should be run on the license server. The first of these executables generates a provisional software dongle while the second RUS (Remote Update System) executable extracts the details of the new dongle and saves them to a c2v (customer to vendor) file.

4.Email this c2v file back to Wood Group where it will be used to generate an update to the provisional dongle, installing a 1-seat, time limited, PipeLay network licence on it. This will then be issued to you in the form of a v2c (vendor to customer) file. A new licence file for PipeLay, which references the licence server, will also be provided at this point

5.Re-run the RUS executable on the licence server and apply the update in the v2c file.

6.Ensure that PipeLay, using the new licence file, is installed on a set of test clients.

7.Check that PipeLay runs successfully on the test clients, obtaining a licence from the server.

8.Upon successful completion of the test, Wood Group will then issue an updated software dongle which provides a full PipeLay network licence with the appropriate number of seats.

9.With the final software dongle in place distribute the new PipeLay license file to all clients.

10.Return any previous NetHASP hardware dongle to Wood Group for decommissioning.

The Sentinel HASP software dongle method does not have a dedicated license manager, instead you must use the Sentinel HASP Admin Control Center, please refer to the related article.