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Questions and Answers - Fall 2012


Question: I am trying to install Micro-Cap on a network with multiple subnets. The main network has the license manager and the program security key plugged into one of the PCs. I can run the two instances of Micro-Cap and I can see them by using the monitor program supplied with Micro-Cap. The problem is that I cannot get any instance of Micro-Cap installed on either of several subnets to recognize the license manager. What am I doing wrong?

Answer: Each of your several installations of Micro-Cap will include a file called nethasp.ini. Inside the nethasp.ini file there is a line which defines the address of the server where the license manager is to be found. Its general format is as follows:

NH_SERVER_ADDR = Addr1, Addr2, ...

Addr1 and Addr2 are IP addresses of the servers containing the NetHASP License Managers you want the client (local Micro-Cap installation) to search. Unlimited addresses and multiple lines are possible.

In this case you probably want something like this:


In this example, would be the address of the main network that contains the license manager and the USB security key.

After editing the nethasp.ini file it is probably best to copy it to each of the client installations on the subnets.

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