[Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem

Alex Lim list at poh-yee.com
Thu Jul 29 17:11:31 EDT 2010


I take back what I said... Couldn't get Houdini to run any more... 
uninstalling/re-installing seemed to be the only option. Guess I'll have 
to just do another test later tonight. I wondered if it's my NIC issue...







On 7/29/2010 12:46 PM, Alex Lim wrote:
> Hi Craig,
>
> I had this exact same issue where one of the license server couldn't be
> started (crashed when attempting to start). HoudiniServer works okay,
> but sesinetd crashed upon starting up.
>
> However, choosing the Apprentice licensing option works fine for me tho,
> which pretty much is okay for me. But I don't know if this will be an
> issue once I purchase the ApprenticeHD license.
>
> My latest attempt that worked for me was build 456, x64, win7 on my
> laptop, using Apprentice licensing. Today I also deleted my keys
> directory and get a new key instead.
>
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>
> This was the message I got yesterday:
>
>
> Faulting application name: sesinetd.exe, version: 11.0.0.455, time
> stamp: 0x4c4fc8a5
> Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16559, time stamp:
> 0x4ba9b802
> Exception code: 0xc0000005
> Fault offset: 0x0000000000051c30
> Faulting process id: 0x10b0
> Faulting application start time: 0x01cb2e7fe2f3916c
> Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\sesinetd.exe
> Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
> Report Id: 21468084-9a73-11df-83da-8f1fdf2f5d52
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> On 7/29/2010 12:35 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
>> the forums is supposed to have the auto license install fixed), and reinstalled.
>>
>> 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?
>>
>> -Craig
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> 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
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>> name and server code. Copy all the keystrings into a file called
>>
>> "licenses.local" and see if you can start up Houdini. The licenses.local
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>> file should go into C:\Windows\keys.
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Monika
>>
>>
>>
>> ps. I'm off to go to the Black Eyed Peas concert - Backstage pass! So
>>
>> hopefully we can resolve your problem before I head out!
>>
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>>>
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>>>
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>>> Houdini 11 Apprentice won't run with a "License Error Unable to connect to
>>
>>> hserver for license acquisition" pop-up.  H10 Apprentice will pop up the
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>>> "Install noncommercial license" pop-up you normally get when you first
>>
>>> install Apprentice.  Than when you hit "Next" and "Accept" on the EULA, I
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>>> get a pop-up saying "Error installing key: SERVER LenovoLaptop ..*****...
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>>>    Please ensure that the server code and signature of the SERVER key for
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>>> LenovoLaptop are correct"
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>>>
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>>>
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>>>    The H11 License Server won't let me run the "Diagnostics Information" due
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>>> to "No Valid License Found", but the H10 version does let me run it and
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>>> see that there is an old SERVER key from the H10 installation at the
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>>> bottom, but not one at the top with all the new Keys and it says "Has
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>>> SERVER license:  No ".
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>>>
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>>> I can send the H10 diagnostic information if you would like (figured I
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>>> shouldn't post it to the list, though).  Would that be relevant?
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>>>
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>>> Should I just uninstall H10 and H11 and try again?  Should I delete/edit
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>>> the local licenses file?
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>>>
>>
>>> Thanks,
>>
>>> Craig
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>>>
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>>> -----Original Message-----
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>>> From: Monika Janek<mjanek at sidefx.com>
>>
>>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
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>>> Sent: Wed, Jul 28, 2010 11:52 am
>>
>>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem
>>
>>>
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>>>
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>>> Hi Craig,
>>
>>>
>>
>>> It could be that you already have a SERVER key installed in your
>>
>>>
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>>> licenses.local file. What happens if you just try to launch Houdini now?
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>>>
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>>> Can you post your diagnostic information.
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>>>
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>>>
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>>>
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>>> Thanks,
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>>>
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>>> Monika
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>>>
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>>>
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>>>>    I followed all the instructions to install H11 apprentice, but my
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>>>> SERVER
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>>>
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>>>> key keeps getting rejected (the other keys were accepted fine).  I
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>>>
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>>>> previously had H10 apprentice working and had no problem.  Now neither
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>>>
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>>>> work.
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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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>>>
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>>>> 5730 GPU, and I was having issues with the H11 License Administer not
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>>>
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>>>> exiting without having to be killed by Windows (H10's License
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>>>
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>>>> Administrator seemed fine).
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>>>> I wanted to get H11 Apprentice HD, but wanted to make sure Apprentice
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>>>> worked first.  Would HD have a simpler licensing setup, or is it pretty
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>>>> much exactly the same?
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>>>> Thanks for any help.
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>>>> Craig Hoffman
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>>> --
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>>>
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>>> Monika Janek
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>>> Systems Administrator, Side Effects Software
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