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Directory Page for Red USB Licenses

This page is a directory for all red USB-related licensing, installation, and troubleshooting articles.
Network Licenses
Red USB

NOTE:  Before continuing this article, you should be certain that you have a red USB license.

                          

 

Introduction

The Red USB license is available in two versions.

The first is a multi-user network version that is plugged into a keyserver machine. The network license allows OpticStudio to run on multiple client computers simultaneously. Each network license has 2 or more seats. Any number of client machines up to the maximum seats may run OpticStudio at the same time, without moving the key away from the keyserver machine.

The second is a single-user USB dongle. it is plugged directly into the machine running OpticStudio. The key must be physically moved between machines in order to run OpticStudio on a given machine. There's no limit to how many machines can run OpticStudio with this key, but only one machine can use the key at a time.

Move to the section below that applies to you.


Resources for Red Network Hardkeys

Keyserver Machine

If you are a network license administrator and you are working to install or control the license on the keyserver machine, please follow the resource links below.

How to Install the Network License Version of OpticStudio (Keyserver)

How Do I Monitor and Control Usage of the Network Key?

Update Green and Red USB Licenses on a Machine Without Internet Access

 

Client Machine

If you are an end user attempting to connect to a license on the keyserver machine, please follow the resource links below.

How to Install the Network License Version of OpticStudio (Client)


Resources for Red Single User Hardkeys

Update a Red or Green USB Dongle With Internet Access 

Update Green and Red USB Licenses on a Machine Without Internet Access

Installing OpticStudio for the First Time


Please note that the hardware key is worth the full value of the software. We recommend that you purchase Zemax Productivity Assurance (ZPA) or insure the hardware key for its full replacement value. If the key is lost or stolen and you do not have ZPA, it will not be replaced without payment of the full purchase price.  You may see details of our policy here.