Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI) uses an implementation of the Sentinel RMS to license its software. The purpose of the license is to control the software usage, curb piracy, and to help enforce fairness for the users that have paid for the software. The license defines the software and versions that have been licensed to the user and the machines to which the software is tied.
The software can be licensed to run on a specific computer using a standalone license or over a network using a network license. Network licenses are served from the RMS License Server program.
You will receive your license in one of two ways, depending on which product you purchase:
After you install the software and decide which type of license you need (standalone or network) you will generate machine-specific information and send it back to CSI via the License Request Form.
Using the information that you provide via the license request form, CSI will generate and send you the required license file.
After you order the product and specify which type of license you need (standalone or network) you will be sent an email with a license Activation Key which you will enter during program installation.
An internet connection is required to activate or deactivate licenses. Once activated, the license does not need an internet connection to run.