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Monitor and Log Usage of the Black USB Network License

This article helps system administrators learn how to track the usage of black USB network licenses for OpticStudio.

If you have a Red USB network key or Softkey network license (For either type, your license number will be something like L000001), refer to the following article: How Do I Monitor and Control Usage of the Network Key?
Alison Yates
10/04/2016
OpticStudio
Installation and Troubleshooting

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

               

 

If you have a Red USB network dongle or Softkey network license (For either type, your license number will be something like L000001), refer to the following article: How Do I Monitor and Control Usage of the Network Key?

 

How I can see who is using an OpticStudio license, or disconnect users from the license?

To see who is presently using a black USB network license, or if you wqould like to disconnect certain users from it, follow the section "Viewing Key and User Information" in the Knowledgebase article Installing OpticStudio with a Black USB Network Hardkey.
 

Can I write this data to a log file for subsequent analysis?

To write out network key usage data, follow the procedure below: 

1. On the keyserver machine, go to the installation folder for the Sentinel Key Server software. On English versions of Windows, the default location is:

32 bit Windows:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Keys Server
64 bit Windows:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Keys Server

2. Open the file sntlconfigsrvr.xml in Notepad. There are two log files you can create, one to log errors, and the other to log usage. We want this second one. Edit the LogClientRequestResponse section as follows:


and re-save the file.

3. In Control Panel...Administrative Tools...Services, restart the Sentinel Keyserver service:



4. The file client.log will now be created in the same folder as (1) above. The format of the log file is as follows:

Where do I find additional information about using or troubleshooting the key server?

More information on features, advanced settings and troubleshooting, is provided in the README.PDF file located in the following folder on the server: C:\Program Files (x86)\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Protection Installer\7.6.8\English\.

Important Note: Zemax uses a "Sentinel Hardware key" not a Superpro or UltraPro key. Therefore, be sure to follow the documentaion in the PDF related to the "Sentinel Keys License Monitor" NOT the "Sentinel License Monitor"