Posted by hostile17 on June 18, 19102 at 09:25:30:
In Reply to: need help with spm license for XSI posted by GIS on June 14, 19102 at 06:26:56:
The SPM_HOST variable is set on the workstation, not the server.
1. Install the SpmServer.exe (build 1206)
2. This install assumes you have a c:\winnt\system32\spm path. If not, you
will need to update the spm-config.ini accordingly to point the logs
and the keyfiles to the right place.
3. Copy spmd.exe, MI, spm-config.ini and spm-kf from the Midnight SPM Server
to c:\winnt\system32\spm. This should overwrite the spmd.exe that is there.
4. If COM2: is not free on your system, in c:\winnt\system32\spm edit your
spm-config.ini. Your DONGLE_PORT must be equal to a free COM port on your
It is required that your SPM Server machine have a free COM port for the
virtual dongle to be connected to. Typically machines will
have COM1: - COM4:
5. Reboot - This will start the spmd service.
6. Validate that the server is running by running:
c:\winnt\system32\spm\spmstat -KD your_machine_name
7. Be sure your environment variable SPM_HOST is set to your
8. Install any of the SPM protected products (XSI2, MR for Maya, MR for Max)
but do not install the Licensing or SPM tools again. If asked, use
the machine name where you installed the spmd.exe for the SPM_HOST.
9. Linux and SGI versions of the application should also work. In fact,
for mental ray render node, all platforms should work. Including
SunOS, HP-UX, and others.
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