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How to use Codemeter dongle as network license dongle

Before installing, you need to decide how the license dongle(s)  will be managed:

  • Locally: the license dongle ( ) and the BuildSoft software are used on the same computer.
  • Over network: the license dongle () and the BuildSoft software are NOT used on the same computer.

The disciptions below handles installation in network.

On the license server machine

The license server machine can be any computer in the network. This does not necessarily have to be the file server.

  1. Install CodeMeter Control Center.
  2. Plug the CodeMeter dongle directly in the server. Don’t use an USB hub!
  3. Open CodeMeter Control Center (Start > All Programs > CodeMeter).
  4. Select the dongle and click on Webadmin. An internet page will open.
  5. Go to Configuration > Server > Server Access.
  6. Tick ​​Run network server and hit Apply.
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 for any other CodeMeter dongle(s) you have.

On each client machine

  1. Install CodeMeter Control Center.
    Note: The numbers of the license dongles plugged into the license server, will never be visible in the CodeMeter Control Center on the client’s side. Only local branched dongles are visible.
  2. Install the BuildSoft software of your choice.
    Note: you can install the buildsoft software on multiple computers (even if you only have one license). But the amount of computer on which you can run the software, depends on the number of licenses you have.
    For example: I’ve installed Diamonds on 3 computers, but I only have 2 licenses. Then I can run Diamonds on 2 computers simultaneously.

Additional settings

If the licenses are not automatically picked up by the client with the above method, you could try one of the following solutions.

  1. Point the client to the server (required when using a VPN connection)
    • Open Codemeter Control Center on the client machine
    • Go to Webadmin > Configuration > Basic > Server Search List
    • Enter the IP address of the server machine without slashes, so for example:
  2. The Server Search List will also contain the line Automatic server search (
    If Diamonds/ PowerConnect/ BIM Expert start, but the start-up takes a very long time ( > 60s), remove that line from the Server Search List. Confirm by clicking Apply.
  3. Add CodeMeter Control Center as a safe program to the Windows Firewall.
    • Go to Start > Control Panel > System and Security. Select Allow a program through Windows Firewall.
    • Click on Change settings.
    • Then click on Allow another app.
    • Click on Browse…. Navigate to C:\Program Files\CodeMeter\Runtime\bin\ and select CmWebAdmin.exe. Click on Open.
      And then on Add.
    • Do the same for Codemeter.exe in the path C:\Program Files (x86)\CodeMeter\Runtime\bin\.
      And CodemeterCC.exe in the path C:\Program Files (x86)\CodeMeter\Runtime\bin\.
  4. CodeMeter Control Center communicates over the network port 22350. Ask your IT-service to set the port open in the Firewall if the above didn’t help.

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