Article - CS22089

How to determine machine's HOST ID?

Modified: 30-May-2022   


Applies To

  • Mathcad Prime 1.0 to 8.0
  • Creo Parametric 1.0 to 9.0
  • Pro/ENGINEER and Creo Elements/Pro Wildfire 5.0
  • All PTC FLEX-enabled products use the machine's network card Physical (or MAC) Address for license configuration purposes. This address is a unique, permanent ID affixed to all network cards and recognized on Ethernet based networks.
  • PTC refers to this Physical Address as the hostID or PTC_HOSTID of the machine to be licenses whether for a floating FlexNet server license or a local locked license file. The hostID can be recognized as a series of two digit hexadecimal characters. This will be a set of 6 on a Windows machines example: 00-1A-2B-3C-4D-55.
  • PTC software and License Management tools should recognize the hostID as obtained from any wired or wireless network card physically present in the workstation as a valid hostID. The hostID or PTC_HOSTID should be built off of the main "wired" network card on a system for best practices but can be built off any valid network card. A hostID as obtained from other network cards such as Firewire ports or virtual network cards should be seen as invalid by PTC License Management tools and therefore not be used.

Description

  • How to determine machine's HOST ID for licensing?
  • How to find the correct HOST ID to submit a license request? 
  • What information is needed to generate a license file?
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