Installing License Manager for pre-TRL (version 5.6 and earlier) Licenses
|Versions||3.1 to 5.6|
|Released||20 June 2019|
SIMetrix versions 5.6 and earlier used an old license format know as "pre-TRL". The latest license manager does not support these old licenses and you must use an older license manager for such versions.
How to Recognise a "pre-TRL" License
- Open your license file in a text editor
- Locate a line starting INCREMENT or FEATURE
- 2 or 3 lines below this you may see the keyword SIGN2= or SIGN= followed by 30 4-character blocks of letters and numbers. For example:
INCREMENT ADPlusW NEWTECH 2010.0831 30-nov-2009 1 123456781234 \ VENDOR_STRING="SIMetrix Technologies Ltd" SUPERSEDE \ ISSUED=20-oct-2009 SN=SX555555 SIGN2="1234 5678 9ABC DEF0 D701 \ 9590 A0EE D975 2A4C BE42 0FE1 DCF5 C3E6 2B45 FAC0 0F0D 067C \ D10D 2CB8 B4CF D7C9 0198 9CFB 94F4 2E07 0628 DA39 04A5 9842 \ 580C"
The presence of the 30 4-character blocks indicates that the license is NOT pre-TRL.
Here are are two examples of pre-TRL licenses:
INCREMENT Simplis1 NEWTECH 2009.0205 permanent 1 123456781234 \ VENDOR_STRING="SIMetrix Technologies" SUPERSEDE \ ISSUED=5-feb-2008 SN=SX555555The above has no SIGN= or SIGN2= code
INCREMENT simplis_advpkg pdt 2008.1015 15-oct-2008 5 SUPERSEDE \ ISSUED=08-jan-2008 SN=TSS11111 SIGN=432156783214The above has a SIGN= code but it is only 12 characters
The procedure for setting up a license manager for pre-TRL licenses is the same as for other licenses, except that you must use an older version of the license manager installer
- Download this file: flex_install-80.exe
- Follow the instructions here: to install the license server but use the above installer instead of the one you are instructed to download from that page
Important: A license server that serves licenses for version 8.2 or later cannot co-exist on the same system as a license manager that serves pre-TRL licenses. If you have such a mix of licenses, you must setup two separate license servers on different systems
KB entry ID: 000014
Last revision: 20 June 2019Print this article