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Below is a list of various licensing tools, terms and configuration files related to licensing:

  • Activation keyActivation key is a unique string generated for the licensee in web-activated licensing. The licensee needs to enter this activation key into their license activation tool to activate their web-activated licenses.
  • Commuter licenseCommuter license is a feature available for network licenses that enables the user to check out network license from the license server and use it on a client machine without the need to be connected to the network with the license server.
  • CSI Installation WizardCSI Installation Wizard is a utility that assists with the installation of CSI software and with the configuration of licenses.
  • echoid.exeThe echoid.exe is a command line utility used to determine the locking code for a given machine.
  • level.txtlevel.txt is a text file that specifies which particular level of a network license (such as Basic, Plus, Ultimate, etc) should be retrieved from the license server in the case there are licenses for multiple levels of the same product available on the license server.
  • License activation toolLicense activation tool is a utility used to install web-activated licenses.
  • License managerRefer to Sentinel RMS License Manager.
  • License manager utilities
  • License serverLicense server is an arbitrary computer on the network that has been chosen to serve network licenses. License manager software needs to be installed on such computer.
  • lmhost.inilmhost.ini is a configuration file that is used to specify the location of the license server.
  • Locking codeLocking code is a unique string generated for a particular machine to reflect its hardware and possibly other characteristics. You can think of it as a fingerprint of a given computer.
  • lsdecode.exelsdecode.exe is a utility to decode the license file and provide license details, such as expiration date, licensed products, etc.
  • lservrc - license filelservrc is the filename of the license file that is needed to run CSI software.
  • LSFORCEHOST system environment variableLSFORCEHOST is a system environment variable that is used for network licenses to specify the location of the license server.
  • lshostlshost is a configuration file that is used to specify the location of the license server.
  • LSHOST system environment variableLSHOST is a   system environment variable that is used to specify the location of the license server.
  • NetKey.exeNetKey.exe is a utility to activate web-activated network licenses.
  • Network licenseThe network licensing model is based on client/server architecture, where licenses are placed on a centralized system in the subnet. On this computer, the license manager software (Sentinel RMS License Manager) must be running to serve the license requests from clients.
  • StandAloneKey.exeStandAloneKey.exe is a utility to activate web-activated standalone licenses.
  • Standalone licenseThe standalone licensing model is the simplest licensing model. The software is installed on the computer and the license file, generated for the specific hardware characteristics of that computer, is placed in the installation folder. In most cases, the software can only be run on this computer.
  • UDP Port 5093UDP Port 5093 is required to be open in the incoming and outgoing direction on both the license server and client machine in order for the network license to be dispatched.
  • USB keyUSB key is a special hardware device to which the license files can be locked.
  • WCommute.exeWCommute.exe is a utility for checking out network license for a computer that is connected to the network with the license server.
  • wechoid.exeThe wechoid.exe is a window-based utility to determine a locking code for a given machine. It is essentially a window-based version of the echoid.exe command line utility, with enhanced options for selecting the locking criteria.
  • WlmAdmin.exeWlmAdmin.exe is a utility for communicating with the license manager software over the network to provide information about licenses available on the license server.
  • WRCommute.exeWRCommute.exe is a utility for checking out network license for a computer that is NOT connected to the network with the license server.
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