Installing the Polar SB200 stackup builder — node locked version
Application Note AP500

Node locked licensing

The "node locked" version of the SB200 looks for its license file on the machine containing the SB200 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 SB200 software

Download the SB200 Version 2.00 installer.

Install the SB200 Version 2.00 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 SB200 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 SB200 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.

System settings

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 SB200 License file will be returned to you shortly.

Installing the license file

Once you have received the SB200 License file please complete the installation procedure below.

We recommend that you place the SB200 License file into the c:\Program Files\Polar\Licences folder.  Use Windows Explorer to copy the License File to this location.

Licence folder

Start the SB200 using the icon.

SB200 icon

During start up the SB200 software License Finder will prompt for a License File / Server location.  Ensure that “Specify the License File” is selected and select Next to continue.

License finder

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 SB200 License file.  Select Open. The License Finder will display the SB200 License file specified.

License finder

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

License finder

The SB200 software may display a message to indicate how many days are remaining before the license expires. Select OK to continue.