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There are several ways of determining your HostID number, as follows. The HostID can be either the Ethernet address of your computer or your Disk Serial Number (DSN).

Ethernet Address or Disk Serial Number

Often, laptops have more than one Ethernet address due to wireless cards or docking stations. This can cause confusion as to which number to use. For evaluation licenses, you can only enter either one Ethernet address or one disk serial number. For customer licenses, you can provide more than one Ethernet address and it will work when one of the Ethernet addresses is found on the computer.

Using the AWRDE

This method works only if the AWRDE is already installed on your computer.

  1. Install the AWRDE on your computer and start the software with no license configured.

  2. Click OK on the first dialog box that displays.

  3. The AWR License Configuration dialog box displays with the HostID of your computer. This dialog box first lists any Ethernet addresses (a 12-digit alpha-numeric code) you have on your computer. If there are no Ethernet addresses, it lists your disk serial number. If you have multiple Ethernet addresses (commonly found with a laptop in a docking station, or when you have a wireless card) multiple numbers are listed.

  4. Copy the HostID number from this dialog box.

  5. Click View Status to open the license_status.txt file in a text editor. In this file you can find your Ethernet addresses and your disk serial numbers. See the Troubleshooting information section of this file to recognize these two numbers (shown in bold below).

    Troubleshooting information (generated Tue Nov 04 16:09:31 2008):
    
    Package: AWR Design Environment 2009 BAD () SN:
    Type: No License
    Status: 0 day remain out of 0
    Build: 4847
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
    HostID: MAC: '0123456789ab', DSN: 'DISK_SERIAL_NUM=01234567', Flex9: '(none)', Flex8: '(none)', Flex7: '(none)
    

Using LMTOOLS

When you don't have the AWRDE installed on a computer, you can get the HostID using the LMTOOLS ( LMTools.exe ) program.

  1. You can get the LMTOOLS program from the installation CD or by downloading FLEX_lm Drivers and Tools from the AWR Downloads page .

  2. Double-click LMTools.exe to open the LMTOOLS program.

  3. Click the System Settings tab and find the Ethernet Address entry.

  4. Copy the text from this field.

Using the Command Prompt

When you don't have the AWRDE installed on a computer, you can also get the HostID using commands in the Command prompt.

MAC Address

Modern Windows machines have several HostID's (also called the MAC Address or Physical Address). Most of them are 'virtual' adapters and they will not work for licensing purposes. The following procedure will allow you to quickly identify the proper HostID to use for licensing NI AWR Products.

  1. Open a command prompt.  If you are not sure how to open a command prompt, click the Windows Start menu, type cmd, and press Enter. 



  2.  in the Command Prompt window that opens, type getmac /v and press Enter.



  3. Select the 'Physical Address' for the Network Adapter that will be enabled when you are running AWRDE.

The case of the letters is not important and no dash is included.   In this example, you would enter 1234567890ab

 

Disk Serial Number

  1. Open a command prompt.  If you are not sure how to open a command prompt, click the Windows Start menu, type cmd, and press Enter.



  2.  in the Command Prompt window that opens, type vol c: and press Enter.



  3. In the displayed output, find the 8-digit number listed as the Volume Serial Number for C drive. Make sure that the message is Volume in drive C is OS.


The case of the letters is not important and no dash is included.   In this example, you would enter 12abcd34


 

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