MelanieTM  supports both node-locked and floating (network) licenses. The following figure illustrates the two options.

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Node-locked license

A node-locked license is locked to a specific computer. MelanieTM will only be able to run in fully functional mode on that computer.

If you choose the node-locked license option:

  • To obtain the purchased license, provide the Host ID of the computer on which you will run MelanieTM .
  • Install MelanieTM  on the computer for which you provided the Host ID (with administrative privileges).
  • Place the purchased license file in the MelanieTM  installation folder (with administrative privileges). The default installation folder is C:\Program Files\GeneBio\Melanie 9.

Floating license

A floating license is available (floating) anywhere on a network, instead of being tied to specific machines. It is locked to a license server host that runs the license manager daemon. MelanieTM  will be able to run in fully functional mode on any computer that can access the identified license server. The license is “counted,” meaning that the license manager keeps track of the number of “seats” hosted by that server.

If you choose the floating license option:

  • To obtain the purchased license, provide the Host ID of the License Server host (ask your IT team).
  • Install the License Server on the host for which you provided the Host ID (with administrative privileges).
  • Place the purchased license file in the Licenses directory of the License Server installation folder (with administrative privileges).
  • Install MelanieTM  on all computers where you want to run the software (clients) (with administrative privileges).
  • Specify the name of the License Server at the first launch of MelanieTM , so that MelanieTM  knows where to find the license.

Finding the Host ID of a computer

In the case of the MelanieTM  licensing system, the Host-ID is the Physical Address of your computer. To identify your Host-ID:

  1. On the computer where the License file is to be placed, choose All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt in the Windows Start menu.
  2. In the Command Prompt window, enter ipconfig /all. There must be a space between ipconfig and /all.
  3. The response should contain several parameters for the network. Look for the line Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection. Then look for the Physical Address.
  4. Note down the Physical Address among the displayed information and send it to us so that your license can be created. The Physical Address must be correctly recorded for the license file to work.