Activating a Product Network License

Our software is licensed as a single workstation license, floating network license, or cloud license.

To get a floating network license to work within a local area network (LAN) environment, a Network License Server needs to be installed on a computer within the network. The Network License Server runs as a Windows service on the computer it is installed on.

The computer that the Network License Server is installed on can be any kind of computer (i.e., workstation or server), but must be assigned a static IP address in order for the software to find the Network License Server.

If you have not yet received the Network License Server, see this article.

If you have not installed the Network License Server, see this article.

Product Network License Activation

To activate the product network license, first make certain that the software is successfully installed on the computer it is to be run from. Then, start up the software and follow these steps:

  1. Select File | Help. This will display the Help backstage page.
    Backstage Help Image
  1. Click the [License Manager] button.
    GeoHECRAS 2D License Manager
  1. Select the Activate LAN-based floating network license option.
    Activate LAN-based floating network license option.
  1. Click the [Next] button.
  2. The software will then prompt for the network IP address of the Network License Server. Provide the same network IP address that you provided earlier.
    Network IP address of the Network License Server
  1. Click the [Next] button and the software will then register the Network License Server. It will then use the Network License Server for acquiring a floating license from that point forward.

If you are still having issues, contact our technical support. They will be glad to assist you further.

About the Author Chris Maeder

Chris Maeder

Chris is an experienced civil engineering and software technology leader, with over 30 years industry experience. With proven expertise in global software development, he has built engineering teams that adapt quickly, focus on what’s important and, most importantly, deliver. He is a licensed professional civil engineer with extensive experience in water resource engineering. He has performed and supervised engineering projects in urban stormwater drainage, transportation and roadway drainage, storm sewer design, detention pond design, stormwater quality, green infrastructure, watershed management planning, wastewater sewers, water distribution networks, pump stations, FEMA flood studies, bridge and culvert design, bridge scour and armoring, dam failure analysis, seepage and groundwater modeling, and environmental permits.

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