This information is for EXISTING CLIENTS WITH FLOATING PACKS ONLY. Old Version FLOATING Licences are no longer available for purchase as of 01 May 2012.
The Old Version FLOATING Licence allows a number of simultaneous users to access the software.
The Old Version FLOATING Licence system will not allow more than the licenced number of users to access a licence simultaneously. For example, in a FLOATING 10-licence Pack, in order for the next user to access the software, one of the first ten users will need to return a licence by stopping use of the software for a new user to gain access to the software.
Several Old Version FLOATING Licence packs can work side by side on the same server effectively adding the number of licences available.
This web page presents information about setting up a Old Version FLOATING Licence. The information is provided for the Licence Administrator (IT Manager):
- to install the Licence Manager program on a server, and then create and activate Licence Files using the Licence Manager program, and
- to install the End User software (SIDRA INTERSECTION) on any number of individual computers that are connected to the network, and set up licensing on End User computers.
The Licence Manager program is supplied with the Old Version FLOATING Licence and can be downloaded from YOUR STORE ACCOUNT.
The Licence Manager program is ONLY required if you have an Old Version FLOATING Licence – it is not required for the other licence types, and it is not available for download unless you have purchased a Old Version FLOATING Licence. For any queries, please contact us.
Country where licence is used: Licences can be used in any site (office) of the Licensee's organisation in the country for which the licence is issued. In the case of multi-national organisations, purchase of additional licences or a special agreement is required for other countries where the Licensee's organisation has offices. This applies to all licence types.
All licence products are treated individually from a pricing and licence management perspective. Each 1PC computer licence, Old Version FLOATING Licence pack and ENTERPRISE licence has an individual price, Licence ID and COVER expiry date associated with it.
SIDRA SOLUTIONS software licences are non-transferable, they cannot be passed on, rented or leased, or sold to another organisation.
Installation and Setup for End Users
To enable the use of the SIDRA INTERSECTION software (client application) by End Users under the Old Version FLOATING Licence, install the software on each individual computer which will be allowed to access the Old Version FLOATING Licence.
End user installation and licensing can be set up via a SILENT Installation process. See "SILENT" Installation Settings for detailed information on SILENT Installation settings for all SIDRA SOLUTIONS software.
Setting up the Software to Access a Old Version FLOATING Licence
The following are the steps to set up SIDRA INTERSECTION as an End User software on a computer which is allowed to access the Old Version FLOATING Licence.
- Run SIDRA INTERSECTION.
- Click the Licensing tab in the ribbon and select the Floating option (radio button).
- Choose one of the methods below:
a. Type the Old Version FLOATING Licence File Folder path into the Old Version FLOATING Licence location field and then press Enter. This folder path must be the same as the Current Folder UNC Path in the Licence Manager on your server, or a mapped Network Drive pointing to the Current Folder UNC Path.
b.Alternatively, click the enabled folder (“Browse”) icon and select the location of the Old Version FLOATING Licence File Folder on the network. If you cannot see the Old Version FLOATING Licence File Folder while browsing, please ensure that the folder does not have the "Hidden" attribute, and that it has been mapped to a drive letter.
Old Version FLOATING Licence Allocation Failure
If the Old Version FLOATING Licence allocation process is successful:
- your Customer ID, Licence ID, Company Name and Licence Type (FLOATING) will appear on the software status bar (bottom right), and
- your Company Name will be displayed in software output reports.
The Old Version FLOATING Licence allocation process may fail for a number of reasons. An error message will be given if this happens. The reasons for failure include the following:
- You will not be allocated a licence if all licences for the software are in use by other End Users. The Old Version FLOATING Licence system will not allow more than the licensed number of users to access a licence simultaneously. For example, in a FLOATING 10-licence Pack, the next user can access to a licence in order to use the software only when one of the first ten users returns a licence by stopping use of the software.
- Your network connection to the Old Version FLOATING Licence File Folder may have been lost during your use of the licence. If you get a message related to this, check your network connection.
- The licence allocation process may fail because there is no valid Old Version FLOATING Licence File for the software in the specified folder.
- End User does not have Read and Write permissions for the Old Version FLOATING Licence file.
- Licence allocation may fail because some network problems are encountered.
When the failure to get a licence persists, contact your Licence Administrator.
There are no special system requirements for the Old Version FLOATING Licence, and there is no special End User component. The SIDRA INTERSECTION End User software (client application) simply requires access to a directory on the Licence Server where the Old Version FLOATING Licence file is stored.
The Licence Server required by the Old Version FLOATING Licence may be an existing server on your LAN and must be accessible to all computers running SIDRA INTERSECTION in order to obtain a licence. The Licence Manager software supplied to you needs to be installed on the server machine.
The Old Version FLOATING Licence Server has the following requirements:
- Windows Server 2019 / 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2012 / 2008 R2 / 2008 / 2003, Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 and
- An internet connection for licensing transactions.
With a Old Version FLOATING Licence pack, End Users will need to access a common network folder on the server during the time that they are using SIDRA INTERSECTION. The licensing system will create and use a Old Version FLOATING Licence File for each Old Version FLOATING Licence and a Semaphore File for each user who is allocated a licence currently. These files are stored in the common network folder. The Semaphore File is opened and held open in a locked state for each user who runs SIDRA INTERSECTION and is allocated a licence. After the user exits SIDRA INTERSECTION, the Semaphore File allocated to that session will be deleted.
The shared folder on the server is for licence control only. The End User software (SIDRA INTERSECTION) and its data reside on the individual user computers. There is no application data written to Semaphore Files.
The Old Version FLOATING Licence arrangement is flexible and you can choose to use it within a single site or over a number of sites (offices) at different locations. If you wish to set up the common network folder on a server at a central location to serve several sites via a WAN link, this is a feasible arrangement and is allowable under our licensing conditions. However, it is important to understand that the ability to use the SIDRA INTERSECTION software in this manner is dependent on the reliability of your inter-office links.
Under the Old Version FLOATING Licence system, the End User software (SIDRA INTERSECTION) cannot be used on a computer that is not connected to your network. If you wish to use the software on laptop computers that are taken away from the office, you will need to purchase SINGLE licences for these computers.
The licensing system software used by SIDRA SOLUTIONS does not use any network-specific calls. Therefore, it should work with any network operating system that allows the End User computers to write to a common directory. The algorithm has been tested on all of the major network operating systems such as Novell Netware, Windows and other smaller peer-to-peer networks such as Lantastic. No new hardware is required and there is no special server software needed beyond the normal operating system.