Configuring SPLM on a Laptop

Configuring SPLM on a Laptop
Intergraph Corporation
PO Box 240000
Huntsville, AL 35824
p: 1.256.730.2000
www.intergraph.com
Configuring SPLM on a Laptop
Oct 25, 2006
Smartplant License Manager (SPLM) requires a static IP Address in the license
server. To fulfill this requirement on laptops a virtual network adapter can be installed by
using Microsoft Loopback Adapter. This document explains how to install and configure
Microsoft Loopback Adapter for SPLM, and it contains the following sections:
1) Installing Microsoft Loopback adapter in Windows XP
2) Configuring a static IP address for the Loopback adapter
3) Configuring Advanced Settings for the Loopback Adapter
4) Installing SPLM and generating the Machine ID
5) Configuring an Air Card (Cingular) for SPLM
1) Installing Microsoft Loopback adapter in Windows XP
1) Log on to the computer by using the Administrator account.
2) Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3) Control panel has two ways to view settings:
3.1) If you are in Classic view, select Add Hardware.
3.2) If you are in the Category View, Double-click Printers and Other Hardware
and select Add Hardware under See Also in the left pane.
4) The Add Hardware Wizard appears.
5) Click Next.
6) Click Yes, I have already connected the hardware
Click Next.
7) At the bottom of the list, Select Add a new hardware device
Click Next
8) Click Install the hardware that I manually select from a list
Click Next.
9) Click Network adapters
Click Next.
10) In the Manufacturer box, click Microsoft.
11) In the Network Adapter box, click Microsoft Loopback Adapter,
and then click Next.
12) Click Finish.
For more information:
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How to install the Microsoft Loopback adapter in Windows XP
(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;839013)
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How To Install Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=236869)
NOTE: In the Control Panel>Network Connections window a good suggestion is to
determine which one of the adapters you have just added, right click on it and Rename it
to “Loopback Adapter” or “SPLM License LoopBack” or a similarly unique name,
making it easier to recognize in the future.
2) Configuring a static IP address for the loopback adapter
1) Log on to the computer by using the Administrator account.
2) Click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel
3) In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections (Classic View)
The Network Connections dialog box opens.
4) Right-click on the Loopback Adapter installed previously and select Properties
Note: by default, the loopback adapter name is Local Area Connection # where # is
the adapter’s number. In this example, it was renamed to Loopback Adapter.
5) Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then select Properties
6) The Internet Protocol TCP/IP Properties dialog box appears
7) Click Use the following IP address (check with your IT department if you’re not
sure which address is available to assign to it)
For example, type in IP address 192.168.0.1 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
8) Click on OK to dismiss the Internet Protocol TCP/IP Properties dialog
9) Click on OK to dismiss the Loopback Adapter Properties
3) Configuring Advanced Settings for the Loopback Adapter
This section explains how to move the Microsoft Loopback Adapter to the top of the list
of network connections so the Machine Identifier will gather the information from the
Loopback Adapter to generate the code.
1) Click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel
2) In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections.
The Network Connections dialog box opens.
3) Select Advanced > Advanced Settings from the pulldown menu
4) The Advanced Settings dialog box will be displayed
The Adapters and Bindings setting displays a list of connections.These connections
are listed in the order they are accessed by network services.
5) Highlight the Loopback Adapter and click the Green up arrow, moving it to the top
of the list.
Click OK to dismiss the Advanced Settings Dialog
6) Dismiss the Network Connections dialog
7) Reboot the system to assure these changes are written to the registry before
generating a machine ID using the SmartPlant License Manager utility.
4) Installing SPLM and generating the Machine ID
1) Download the latest SPLM software from the Ecustomer Web Site
(https://crmweb.intergraph.com/ecustomer_enu/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=
crmweb.intergraph.com)
2) Disable all the network connections except the loopback adapter before
generating the Machine ID. Do not attempt to generate the Machine ID more
than once.
3) Select Generate Machine ID from the Intergraph SmartPlant License Manager
program group, and save it to a text file such as c:\[ServerName]MachineID.TXT.
4) Send the Machine ID output file to Intergraph to request a license key. (You may
submit the request by email to PPMSERV@INTERGRAPH.COM by using the link
above, selecting the Service tab, and choosing ‘License Key Request’)
5) Install the license key.
5) Configuring an Air Card (Cingular) for SPLM
If you are planning on running an Air Card (e.g. Cingular on the laptop, it is required to
uninstall the acceleration module delivered with the Air Card software:
1) Install Cingular communication manager software and reboot the machine.
2) Insert the Cingular Air Card in the respective slot.
3) Uninstall the Acceleration module on Cingular communication manager and reboot
the machine.
Details:
Open up the Cingular Connection Manager and go to Tools>Settings
Click on the Acceleration tab
Uninstall the Accelerator at the top of the dialog (reboot)
NOTE: If all the steps described in this document were performed correctly, SPLM
should work if the laptop is connected to the network or not or if it is docked. No extra
step is required when the laptop is connected back to the network.
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