This pages provides responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to Conventional Licensing.

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License installation

Can I run software on multiple computers with the same standalone license?

Answer: This option is available only for licenses locked to a Computer ID (USB key). If your license is locked to a USB key, the same license may be used on multiple computers by copying the license file and then moving the USB key to activate the software on another computer.

Why can I not add the network license to the License Manager Server?

Answer: This may be attributed to one of the following reasons:

When Wechoid.exe is run, why is the Computer ID check box disabled, or when Echoid.exe is run why is Locking Code #2 given as zero?

Answer: Although the hardware key is attached, this problem may still arise due to one of the following reasons:

Please note that when running the installation for the driver for a USB key, the key should not be attached to the computer.

License configuration

I installed the Network license, but the Trial license still runs. How can I fix this?

Answer: The Trial license will be used until it expires, then the software will retrieve the Network license. Rather than waiting for the Trial license to expire, the Network license may be pulled through either of the following procedures:

  • For SAP2000 versions up to V14, and CSiBridge up to V15.0.1, delete or remove the Trial license file (lservrc) from the Standalone installation folder.
  • For SAP2000 V15.0.0+ and CSiBridge V15.1.0+, replace the lservrc Trial license file with a dummy lservrc file which contains anything. Otherwise the Trial license file will be automatically recreated when deleted to prevent a Trial license file from overwriting a Network license file during upgrade.

License locking options

Can I use a USB key with Macintosh VMWare?

Answer: Macintosh (Mac) users running CSI Software through VMware and a Windows operating system may lock the software license to a USB key. To create a locking code and then to lock the license to a USB key, the latest key driver must be downloaded from SafeNet.