Installation Instruction for Network Red USB/Parallel Port Key

PTW Installation Instructions

LAN (Red) Hardware Key by Aladdin


Overview Information
System Requirements
What is the Hardware Key?
How Can I Tell what Operating System I Have?
Should I Install PTW on the Server or on the Workstations?
Part 1: Getting the server to broadcast the hardware key
Part 2: Getting the server to see the hardware key
Part 3: Getting the workstations to see the hardware key
Part 4: (optional) Display license managers available and list of users
What if I Want to Use the Key Temporarily as a Local Key?

System Requirements
  • Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 R2, XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10 (32 & 64 bit)
  • 1.5 GHz Processor or faster (2.0 GHz for 1000+ bus projects)
  • 2.0 GB of RAM (4.0 GB for 1000+ bus projects)
  • 10 GB of free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • USB Port

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.

How can I tell what operating system I have?
Right-click on your “My Computer” icon and select Properties. The information about your operating system can be seen in the message box.

Should I Install PTW on the Server or the Workstations?

You have two options for installing and running PTW on a network:
1. Install PTW on each workstation (preferable if you want each user to have his or her own set of Libraries);
2. Install PTW on a dedicated or non-dedicated file server and run PTW on each workstation using a shortcut to that file server (preferable if you want everyone to use the same set of Libraries). If you use option 2, you will need to install the font files used to every workstation (the font files are used by the load schedule reports, Crystal Reports and the on-line Reference Manual.) To install the font files to every workstation, insert the PTW CD in the workstation's CD-ROM drive. The following screen will appear automatically.

Click "Install Power*Toolsfor Windows (PTW) Software

Now click the "Install Fonts to Workstation" option.

Additional files are needed to be register to use the Crystal reports in PTW. To install the Crystal reports. To install these Crystal Report files use the run command line and type \PTW32\BIN\CR_SETUP.EXE. The Crystal Report installation program will start

Use the browse buttons to specify the location of the PTW32 program CD; then use the second browse button to specify the install location for PTW32.

Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista server

1. 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 NetHASP License Manager must be broadcasting for PTW to run.)
2. Log on with Full Administrative Rights, then insert the PTW CD-ROM.
3. Click the “Install Power*Tools for Windows (PTW) Software” option.

4. Click the Install NetHASP License Manager to Server option.