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    Vectorworks 2014 - G Series Server Setup


    PVA - Jim

    These steps are only needed for the server machine that will be hosting the G series dongle. For other versions of Vectorworks, see THIS ARTICLE
     

    (If your serial number does not being with the letter "G", you do not need to continue reading.)

    Compatible Operating Systems:
    Windows 98
    Windows ME
    Windows NT
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP x86/x64
    Windows 2003 Server x86/x64
    Windows 2008 Server x86/x64
    Windows Vista x86/x64
    Windows 7 x86/x64 
    Windows 8 x86/x64 
    Windows 8.1 x86/x64 
    Mac OSX 10.5.X (Intel CPU Only)
    Mac OSX 10.6.X (Intel CPU Only)
    Mac OSX Server 10.6.X (Intel CPU Only)
    Mac OSX 10.7.X (Intel CPU Only)
    Mac OSX 10.8.X
    Mac OS X 10.9.X

    Incompatible Operating Systems: 
    Windows 3.1
    Windows 95
    Mac OS 9
    Mac OSX 10.0.X - 10.4.X
    Mac with PowerPC CPUs



    Select your Operating System:

     

    Windows  -  Mac OS X

     

     


    Windows:

    You will need administrative access to the machine acting as the server in order to continue.

    You MUST access this machine locally to perform these steps. Remoting into the machine via Remote Desktop or any remote control method will cause the server to fail. To correct this, the machine must be rebooted locally.

    On your B series installation DVD or downloaded B series installer folder, you will see a “Dongle Support” folder:
     

    Win - Dongle Support.PNG


    Open this and you will see a “Dongle Driver Setup” application:
     

    Win - Dongle Driver Setup.PNG


    With your dongle UNPLUGGED from the machine, double click on the Dongle Driver Setup application. You will see the following window:

     

    Win - dongle driver 01.PNG

    Click Next
     

    Win - dongle driver 02.PNG


    Accept the license agreement, then click Install.
     

    Win - dongle driver 03.PNG


    The driver will install, once it does, click Finish. Plug in the dongle now, it should glow a bright red.


    Return to your B series installation DVD or downloaded B series installer folder, you will see a “Network Licensing Software” folder. In this folder there will be a “Series G” folder. Within this folder you will see a “Windows” folder:
     

    Win- Series G - Windows.PNG


    Inside the “Windows” folder you will see a “Vectorworks Network License” folder. Copy this folder onto your machine. Open this folder once it has copied to your machine, you will see multiple files, including the Reprise License Manager  “rlm.exe”:

     

    Win-RLM mainfolder.PNG

    You will have received a license file ( .lic ) from Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. Place the license file in the “Vectorworks Network License” folder that you just moved to your machine:

     

    Win-RLM mainfolder - with lic.PNG

    Once you have placed the .lic file in the proper folder, double click the Reprise License Manager “rlm.exe”, a similar window to this will appear:

    cmd.png


    You will see the your Vectorworks license number (the last 6 of your serial number) circled in red as in the above image.

    The server is active and your networked G series licenses will now function properly.

    If you wish to monitor and control the server itself, you can open a browser window and go to: “ http://localhost:5054 “. You will then see this window:

     

    RLM - Admin window.PNG

    For further information on configuration, consult the Reprise License Manager  “RLM_Enduser.html” located in your “Vectorworks Network License” folder.

     

    Mac:

     

    You will need administrative access to the machine acting as the server in order to continue.

    You MUST access this machine locally to perform these steps. Remoting into the machine via Screen Sharing  or any remote control method will cause the server to fail. To correct this, the machine must be rebooted locally.

    On your B series installation DVD or downloaded B series installer folder, you will see a “Dongle Support” folder:

     

    Mac - Dongleinstall 01.png


    In this folder, you will see “DongleDriverInstaller10.4.pkg”:
     

    Mac - Dongleinstall 02.png


    With your dongle UNPLUGGED, double click “DongleDriverInstaller10.4.pkg” and you will see the following window:

     

    Mac - Dongleinstaller 01.png


    Click Continue. Select “Macintosh HD” for the drive.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-09-26 at 3.42.35 PM.png

    Click Install and allow the installation to complete:
     

    Screen Shot 2012-09-26 at 3.43.06 PM.png


    Click Close. Plug in the dongle now. It should glow a bright red.

    Once it does, return to your B series installation DVD or downloaded B series installer folder, you will see a “Network Licensing Software” folder:

    Open the “Series G” folder, then the “Macintosh” folder. In this folder there will be a “Vectorworks Software License” folder. Copy this to your machine.

    You will receive one license file ( .lic ) from Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. Place this file in the “Vectorworks Network License” folder that you just copied to your machine:

    Double click the Reprise License Manager ‘rlm” and you will see this window appear: (You may need to click “Allow” or “Open” on one or more popups authorizing administrative/network access.)

     

    Screen Shot 2012-09-26 at 3.57.30 PM[1].png

    The server is active and your networked G series licenses will now function properly.

    If you wish to monitor and control the server itself, you can open a browser window and go to: “ http://localhost:5054 “. You will then see this window:

     

    RLM - Admin window-1.PNG


    For further information on configuration, consult the Reprise License Manager  “RLM_Enduser.html” located in your “Vectorworks Network License” folder. 

    Edited by JimW



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