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How to configure X-Win32 to run off the IS&T license server

  • The standard X-Win32 installation instructions direct users to install it using a standalone activation key. You only need to follow the instructions in this article if you wish to run it off the license server instead.
  • This article will instruct users on setting up license server licensing on a fresh X-Win32 install, or on an X-Win32 installation where licensing had previously been configured.
  • You will need to use the MIT VPN if you use this licensing method to run X-Win32 while off-campus.

Fresh install:

  1. After installing launch X-Win32. Windows should open as seen in the image:
    xwin32 first launch
    In the License Wizard window select License your copy by contacting a license server, click Next.
  2. Proceed to step 4 below.

Previously configured installation:

  1. With X-Win32 running, locate the X-Win32 icon in the Windows System Tray:
    xwin32 Windows System Tray icon

  2. Right-click on the X-Win32 logo and Select the Help -> Activate License menu item. The License Wizard window should open.
    xwin32 activate license

  3. Select License your copy by contacting a license server, click Next:
    xwin32 license wizard

  4. Enter information for Hostname and Port as shown here and click Finish:
    xwin32 license server info

Your license information is stored in file %LOCALAPPDATA%\StarNet Communications\X-Win32\license.lic

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Last Modified:

February 24, 2017

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