How to install a network license

A Network license can be deployed on a network file share or an Intranet website. The network license itself is a small text file called sview.lic containing license text and an encryption block which prevents its modification. For file share deployment, the file contains the legal name of the licensing company and the name of the file server on which the license will be installed. The license file is installed along with the SwiftView installers, or the sview.exe itself, in a directory on the specified network file share that is accessable by all users. Note that only simple file service is used, that SwiftView actually executes on the user’s workstation.

For intranet deployment, the file contains the legal name of the licensing company and the “root URL” of the Intranet web site on which it will be installed.  You must configure the registry entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SwiftView\lanlicense on each user’s workstation to point to the directory on your web server where the network license file is installed. Along with the license file, SwiftView will provide you with an installer file which can be used in conjunction with the ActiveX object on this template page to create this registry entry. You can place this web page on any directory on your web site, and when your users browse to it, they will get a prompt to install, which will set their registry to point to the network license.

You will also need to set up a means to install SwiftView for all users. To install Standalone or Browser-Based SwiftView on a Windows network, see the “LAN Installation Procedure” in Chapter 1 of the manual. Use of multiple UNIX system types with a network license requires setting symbolic links from UNIX directories to the single network license file. UNIX and Windows network files are separate and distinct entities and cannot be used on systems of the wrong type.