Installing the Si8000/9000 — node locked version
Application note 180







Node locked licensing

The "node locked" version of the Si8000/Si9000 looks for its license file on the machine containing the Si8000/Si9000 software. The license file is based on the machine's ethernet address or, if a hardware key is purchased, on the serial number of the key (etched on the body of the key).

Installing the software

Download the installer for the Si8000 (version 3.00 or above) or Si9000.

Install the software.  Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

The Installer will create the C:\Program Files\Polar\Licences folder where it is recommended that you place the license file. The folder will also contain the utility programs for license installation and management.

Installing the key drivers (parallel / USB Key users only)

If a hardware key has been purchased it will be necessary to install the key drivers. Use Windows Explorer to browse to the C:\Program Files\Polar\Licences folder. Install the Parallel / USB Key drivers by running the flexidsilent.exe program.  On completion it will be necessary to restart your system.

Generating the license file

To generate the license file it will be necessary to gather information that uniquely identifies your system. Ensure the parallel port or USB key is installed. Use Windows Explorer to browse to the C:\Program Files\Polar\Licences folder and run LMTOOLS.EXE.

From within LMTOOLS select System Settings.  For Parallel / USB Key users only, please ensure that the FLEXID field is populated. The number shown should match the number etched on the hardware key. If the field is empty please contact your local Polar Representative.

Save this information by selecting the Save HOSTID Info to a File.  Enter a filename and select Save.  The LMTOOLS utility may now be closed.

Email the HOSTID file created to  The license file will be returned to you shortly.

Installing the license file

Once you have received the license file please complete the installation procedure below.

We recommend that you place the license file into the C:\Program Files\Polar\Licences folder.  Use Windows Explorer to copy the License File to this location.

Start the program (via the Windows Start menu or using the icon on the Windows desktop).

During start up the software License Finder will prompt for a License File / Server location.  Ensure that “Specify the License File” is selected and select Next to continue.

The License Finder prompts for the license file name. Enter the path/filename or click the Browse button to navigate to the file. (Using the Choose License File Dialog, browse to C:\Program Files\Polar\Licences and select the license file.  Select Open. The License Finder will display the license file specified.

Select Next to continue. The License Finder should display its completion message.

The software may display a message to indicate how many days are remaining before the license expires. Select OK to continue.

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