Installation Instructions for Network (Red) Driverless USB Key

Minimum System Requirements
  • PC running Windows 7 or newer Desktop Operating System
  • Intel or AMD Processor
  • 40 GB minimum hard disk space
  • 4 GB of RAM

Recommended System Requirements
  • PC running Windows 7 or newer Desktop Operating System
  • Intel i7 Processor
  • Dual monitors
  • 120 GB+ solid state hard drive
  • 8 GB of RAM

What is the Hardware Key?

The hardware key protects your investment and ours, and allows multiple people to use the software without violating the license agreement. Your PTW software will include one of these keys, and will not run without it. However, once you have installed the key, you can forget about it. The key does its job automatically. The network hardware key needs to be installed on a Windows server or computer that is always on. This server must also have a static LAN IP address that can always be reached by the workstations.

Should I Install PTW on the Server or the Workstations?

You have two options for installing and running PTW on a network:

· Install PTW on each workstation. This is recommended so that users can take advantage of their workstation’s processing power for better software performance. This is also preferable if you want each user to have his or her own set of libraries.

· Install PTW on a shared server and run PTW on each workstation using a shortcut to that file server. This is preferable if you want everyone to use the same set of libraries.If you use option 2, you will need to install the Advanced Features SKM to every workstation. Advanced Features include special reporting fonts, Crystal Reports, SKMPDF, etc.).

Installing PTW
1. Log on to your computer with Full Administrative Rights.
Insert the PTW CD into your CD-ROM drive or download and run the setup file from our website ( The following window will appear:

2. Click the “Install Power*Tools for Windows (PTW) Software” option. (Note that the other options are not required to be installed unless directed by SKM Technical Support.)

3. PTW will begin the installation process. When you get to the options screen, you should install all parts of the software, especially if this is the first time you are installing PTW.

The first time you install PTW, you should select all the options.

Installing Advanced Features

1. Log on to the workstation with Full Administrative Rights.
Insert the PTW CD into your CD-ROM drive or download and run the setup file from our website ( The following window will appear:

2. Click on the “Install PowerTools for Windows (PTW) Software”.

3. At the Select Features screen, uncheck all options except the Advanced Features option and continue until installation finishes.

Part 1: Getting the Server to Broadcast the Hardware Key

· Attach the hardware key to the server. (You may attach the hardware key to a workstation instead of the server, but you must keep that workstation turned on anytime another workstation wants to use PTW. Since users typically turn off their workstations when they leave work, we recommend that you put the hardware key on the server, since servers usually remain on at all times. Whichever you choose, though, remember that the computer with the hardware key must be turned on and the NetH[url=]ASP License Manager must be broadcasting for PTW to run.)

· Log on with Full Administrative Rights, then insert the PTW CD-ROM.

· Click the “Install NetHASP License Manager to Server (for Server Install)” option.

By selecting this option button, you are actually running LMSETUP.EXE, a program which installs the license manager program, and the device driver that allows Windows to see the hardware key. You should see a window similar to the following when started:

· Click “Next” to continue with the installation for the NetHASP License Manager & device driver.
You will then be prompted to install the license manager as a service or as an application. Select the option you want and click the “Next” button.

· Next, select the install location for the license manager files. The picture below shows the default directory.

· You will then be prompted to link the Hasp License Manager to start up folder or not. Select the option you wish and click on the “Next” Button.

· The installation program then creates a program group for the License Manager program. Just click on the “Next” button.

· The License Manager finishes installation and will show a similar window below. It will then prompt you if you want to install the Hasp Device Driver as well. If you select ”Yes”, continue with step 2

When the License Manager finishes installation, the setup program provides an option to install the Hardware key device drivers needed by the computer to recognize the hardware key. Once you clicked on the “Yes” button above you will see a similar picture below.

The screen similar to the one below is displayed upon completion of the installation for the Hasp Device Driver.
Just click on “Yes” if you wish to start the Hasp License Manager.

The installation program finishes and starts up the NetHASP license manager.

The NetHASP License Manger appears minimize next to the clock

Part 2: Getting the software to see the hardware key

If your workstations will run PTW using a shortcut to the shared server or computer, you only need to perform the following steps on that machine.
If your workstations will have PTW installed to locally, you need to repeat these steps on each workstation which has PTW installed.

1. Go to the \PTW32\LIB folder and look for NETHASPIP_.INI.

2. Rename the file from "nethaspip_.ini" to "nethaspip.ini" (Delete the underscore in the filename.)

3. Double-click the file and open it with Notepad. In the first line, type IP, where the x refers to the server IP address
Example: IP,

4. Save the NETHASPIP.INI file and close it.

5. Start PTW will run on the workstation. When prompted, select Network Hardware Key and the licensed modules that you have purchased.

6. If PTW does not run, conduct an aggressive search:

  • Run HASPUserSetup.exe on the workstation.
  • Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:1947 Click on Configuration > Access to Remote License Managers.
  • Enter the server IP address, check Aggressive Search for Remote Licenses, and click on Submit.
  • Wait 1 minute and then start PTW. When prompted, select Network Hardware Key and the licensed modules that you have purchased.

  • Monitoring the Hardware Key & Users Part 3(optional): Admin Control Center, User List, Logging

    On the server where the key is attached, open a web browser and go to http://localhost:1947.

    Click on Sentinel Keys on the left side panel. From here, you will be able to view available study modules and any users connected to the licenses, which you click on Sessions.

    The following table contains the program number along with the corresponding study module.

    Workstation users can also access the License Manager by going to http://localhost:1947 (provided that HASPUserSetup.exe was installed on their workstation). Make sure “Allow Remote Access to ACC” is checked on the server.

    Click on Configuration on the left-hand side. Check the boxes to enable “Write an Access Log File”, “Include Local Requests”, “Include Remote Requests”.

    Log files are stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Aladdin Shared\HASP\log

    What if I Want to Use the Network Key Temporarily as a Local Key?

    Occasionally you might want to use the network key locally—for example, if you have a laptop computer and want to take the network key home. You can install PTW on the computer as you normally would, but once PTW is installed you will need to install the standalone driver for the hardware key.

    1. To install the driver, you can run C:\PTW32\bin\HASPUserSetup.exe with Full Administrative Rights
    NOTE: HASPUserSetup.exe can also be located on our website (

    2. Configure C:\PTW32\lib\nethaspip.ini. Refer to Part 2 above for step-by-step instructions. Use as the IP address of your local machine. Otherwise, use your Computer Host Name as the server address.

    3. Start PTW32 and when prompted, select "Network Hardware Key".

    • Windows Remote Desktop is not supported. Accessing a HASP key over RDP will not work because RDP is a terminal session. A server will allow multiple terminal sessions. Because the key cannot detect how many sessions are in progress, the key will be disabled for security purposes. Otherwise, users can log into unlimited sessions and use PTW on each session, defeating the security.
    Creation date: 11/11/2016 12:29 PM     Updated: 4/26/2017 11:08 AM