[Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem

Monika Janek mjanek at sidefx.com
Thu Jul 29 15:41:52 EDT 2010


Hi Craig,
When you installed Houdini, what type of licensing did you choose? If 
you want, you can send me your machine name and server code and I can 
manually cut you a non-commercial license file for you to try.

Cheers,
Monika

On 29/07/10 03:35 PM, craigleehoffman at aol.com wrote:
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> I just uninstalled H11, deleted the keys directory altogether, downloaded the new H11.0.446.9 (which according to
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> Upon running the first time to get the licenses installed, I still get the same SERVER key error
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> Also I noticed that hserver and sesinetd aren't running at all.
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> Any ideas?  Should I still try getting licenses manually and manually edit the licenses file?
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> From: Monika Janek<mjanek at sidefx.com>
> To: craigleehoffman at aol.com
> Cc: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Sent: Wed, Jul 28, 2010 12:37 pm
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem
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> I would just delete your licenses.local file and go to
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> http://license.sidefx.com/get_nc_license.php and fill out your machine
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> name and server code. Copy all the keystrings into a file called
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> Monika
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> ps. I'm off to go to the Black Eyed Peas concert - Backstage pass! So
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> hopefully we can resolve your problem before I head out!
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>> From: Monika Janek<mjanek at sidefx.com>
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>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
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>> Sent: Wed, Jul 28, 2010 11:52 am
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>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem
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>> Hi Craig,
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>> It could be that you already have a SERVER key installed in your
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>> Can you post your diagnostic information.
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>>>   I followed all the instructions to install H11 apprentice, but my
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>>> Any ideas?  This is on a Win7 64 bit laptop with Core i7, 8 GB RAM, ATI
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Monika Janek
Systems Administrator, Side Effects Software
Toronto, Ontario Canada
416-504-9876 x207 www.sidefx.com




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