[Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem

Monika Janek mjanek at sidefx.com
Fri Jul 30 11:28:00 EDT 2010


Hi Craig,
The server code from sesictrl -n should match the one reported by the 
License Administrator and vice versa. Are they not?

Cheers,
Monika

On 29/07/10 07:10 PM, craigleehoffman at aol.com wrote:
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> From: craigleehoffman at aol.com
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
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> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem
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> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] H11 apprentice license problem
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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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