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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:

  • Local: the license dongle ( ) and the BuildSoft software are used on the same computer.
  • Network: the license dongle () and the BuildSoft software are NOT used on the same computer.

The disciptions below handles installation in network.

On each client machine

  1. Install CodeMeter Control Center.
    Note: In the CodeMeter Control Center on client’s side the network dongle numbers will never visible. 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 it will only be possible to start the full software on one computer at a time.

On the server machine

  1. Install CodeMeter Control Center.
  2. Plug the CodeMeter dongle directly on 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 press Apply.
  7. Repeat for any other CodeMeter dongle you have.
  8. When the software on the client is launched, the license will be automatically retrieved. There is no additional configuration in the BuildSoft software required.
The licenses are not picked-up on the client machine (this happens when using a VPN connection)

If the licenses are not automatically picked up by the client with the above method, it is possible to point CodeMeter to the license server.

Solution

On the client machine

  1. Open Codemeter Control Center
  2. Go to Webadmin > Configuration > Basic > Server Search List
  3. Enter the IP address of the server machine without slashes, so for example: 192.0.1.66. In case of a VPN connection: use the external IP address of the server.
  4. Confirm by clicking Apply.

When using a VPN connection, make sure the Network port 22350 is set open! This can be done in Firewall.

I have CodeMeter 6.2 or older

This version is used until april 2016.

On the server machine

  1. Install the CodeMeter software
  2. Plug the CodeMeter dongle
  3. Open CodeMeter Control Center (Start > All Programs > CodeMeter)
  4. In CodeMeter Control Center, click on Webadmin
  5. Go to Configuration > Network
  6. Tick ​​Run network server and press Apply
  7. Reboot the machine.
  8. When the software on the client is launched, the license will be automatically retrieved. There is no additional configuration in the BuildSoft software required.

On the client machine

See ‘On each client machine’ above.

The licenses are not picked-up at client side

On client’s machine:

  1. Go to Webadmin > Configuration > Server Search List
  2. Enter the IP address of the server machine without slashes, so for example: 192.0.1.66. In case of a VPN connection: use the external IP address of the server.
  3. Confirm with Apply.

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