Directory Page for Network Licenses
This page is a directory for all network licensing, installation, and troubleshooting articles.
Black USB (deprecated)
Before continuing this article, you should be certain that you have a network license.
Network licenses have 2+ license seats and are applied to a keyserver machine. The keyserver must be accessible over a network to client machines. When the client machine launches the licensed software package, the client will "borrow" a seat from the keyserver. Licensed software can be used simultaneously on different client machines, up to the specified number of seats available on the keyserver. Once the client closes the software, the seat is returned to the general pool available on the keyserver.
Please note that both a Softkey and a Hardkey is worth the full value of the software. We recommend that you purchase Zemax Productivity Assurance (ZPA) or insure the hardware key for its full replacement value. If the key is lost or stolen and you do not have ZPA, it will not be replaced without payment of the full purchase price. You may see details of our policy here.
Softkey Network License Resources
Network softkey licenses have 2+ license seats and are activated and hosted on a keyserver machine. There is no dongle, instead the license is locked to a fingerprint of the machine. You can find more information at the Directory link above, in the section "Resources for Network Softkeys."
Red USB Network License Resources
The Red USB Network license must be plugged into a keyserver machine and initially activated. The red LED is an indicator that the dongle is functioning properly.
Black USB Network License Resources
The Black USB Network license must be have the correct drivers and be plugged into a keyserver machine. The green LED is an indicator that the dongle is functioning properly. You can find more information at the Directory link above, in the section "Resources for Network Black Hardkeys."