[Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem

craigleehoffman at aol.com craigleehoffman at aol.com
Thu Jul 29 19:10:16 EDT 2010


 

 Figured out the manual editing, but it doesn't work either.  Still not sure which server code I should use- the one from sesictrl -n or the one in the License Administrator..  Although neither work when manually entering keys in the License Administrator.

Thanks,
Craig


 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: craigleehoffman at aol.com
To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
Sent: Thu, Jul 29, 2010 3:49 pm
Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem




 For some reason the "License server code", whether obtained from the Houdini 

License Administrator "Server Information" tab or from using "sesictrl -n" (and 

both are different!) don't seem to generate a SERVER key from this page:



   http://license.sidefx.com/get_nc_license.php



that works when I do "Manually Enter Keys.." in the Houdini License 

Administrator.



Do I need to manually edit the Licenses file?  (For some reason I can't seem to 

override the permissions like I normally do to allow myself to edit it, but that 

is some Win7 thing I am trying to figure out...)





 Thanks for any help,

Craig





 



 



-----Original Message-----

From: Alex Lim <list at poh-yee.com>

To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com

Sent: Thu, Jul 29, 2010 2:11 pm

Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem





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:



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> 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



>>



>> Also I noticed that hserver and sesinetd aren't running at all.



>>



>> 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



>>



>> 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



>>



>> 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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>>> 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



>>



>>> "Install noncommercial license" pop-up you normally get when you first



>>



>>> install Apprentice.  Than when you hit "Next" and "Accept" on the EULA, I



>>



>>> 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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>>>    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



>>



>>> 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,



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>>> Craig



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>>> -----Original Message-----



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>>> From: Monika Janek<mjanek at sidefx.com>



>>



>>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com



>>



>>> 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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>>> Can you post your diagnostic information.



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>>> Thanks,



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>>> Monika



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>>>>    I followed all the instructions to install H11 apprentice, but my



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>>>> SERVER



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>>>> key keeps getting rejected (the other keys were accepted fine).  I



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>>>> previously had H10 apprentice working and had no problem.  Now neither



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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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>>>> 5730 GPU, and I was having issues with the H11 License Administer not



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>>>> exiting without having to be killed by Windows (H10's License



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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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>>> Toronto, Ontario Canada



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>>> www.sidefx.com



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