Install Network Dongle Server
To find out how to install the and configure the Network Dongle server, click on the version of Déjà Vu you are using, below:
|Déjà Vu X||Déjà Vu X2||Déjà Vu X3|
These are the steps you need to follow to correctly install the network dongle on the server, and to configure the client machines to use it:
If you are using Déjà Vu X2, you can read the Network Dongle Installation Guide here.
About Network Dongles
In order for the Network dongle to work correctly you need to install DinkeyServer on the computer that the dongle is connected to. On the client machines, Déjà Vu X3 will automatically search the network for DinkeyServer, so no configuration is required for the clients to communicate with the server.
Installing and Configuring DinkeyServer
The Déjà Vu X3 installer places a copy of the Dinkey Dongle Network Server in Déjà Vu X3’s installation directory, called dinkeyserver.exe.
To install DinkeyServer simply copy it to a directory on the machine that the Network dongle is attached to. This can be any machine on the network – it does not have to be the network server. Note that the installation and configuration of the server must be done by an Administrator, or a user with an Administrator’s privileges.
To configure DinkeyServer first run it and then select the appropriate options from the configuration dialog:
To start DinkeyServer click the Start button. It will then either run as an application and launch the viewer screen or install itself as a service and run in the background. You will need to have Administrator rights to setup a new service.
The DinkeyServer Viewer
When DinkeyServer is running as an Application, it will display the DinkeyServer Viewer. This utility displays the status of DinkeyServer, the Product Codes it is serving and the network users currently connected to it. A DinkeyServer icon will appear in the Windows System Tray.
DinkeyServer can accept several command-line parameters which control its behavior. These are as follows:
Like any Service, DinkeyServer can be controlled through Windows Services Management (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services).
If you remove or add a dongle to the machine running DinkeyServer then you need to restart DinkeyServer in order for it to be detected.
If you have multiple network cards installed on your client machine then the protected program may fail to automatically detect DinkeyServer (this can also be caused by virtualization software, such as VMWare, installing "virtual" network adapters onto your system). In this case try disabling ones that don't connect to the LAN on which DinkeyServer runs.
Failure to correctly configure your firewall(s) could result in DinkeyServer being inaccessible by client machines.
Like most server software, DinkeyServer accepts incoming connections by “listening” on a given IP Address and port. If the machine which runs DinkeyServer also runs firewall software (either the Windows one or a third party one) then the firewall software will need to be explicitly told to allow the incoming connections to get through to DinkeyServer. Likewise, if a firewall exists on a machine between the machine running DinkeyServer and the client machines then this will need to be configured too.note
Configuring Déjà Vu X3
Enabling support for the dongle
By default, Déjà Vu X3 does not support dongles as a method of activation. This means that Déjà Vu X3 will not be able to detect the network dongle even if everything else is configured correctly.
In order to enable support for the dongle in Déjà Vu X3 you must copy a specific DLL file to Déjà Vu X3’s installation folder.
If you need a copy of this DLL in order to enable support for the network dongle in your Déjà Vu X3 clients, contact Atril Support and request it.
Overriding DinkeyServer Auto-detection
If your network does not properly support UDP broadcast, Déjà Vu X3 will not be able to auto-detect DinkeyServer on the network. It is possible to override this behavior in the Déjà Vu X3 and instruct the program to look for the dongle in a specific place.
This is possible by creating a file called DVX2.ini. This file should be in Déjà Vu X3’s installation folder:
The folder names shown above may be different if your clients’ operating systems are in languages other than English.
This file will contain the IP address (or name) of the server that the Dinkey Server runs on as well as the port the server is configured to listen on. You specify this information by editing the file with a text editor and typing it yourself. The file uses the following syntax:
An example of a correctly formated file is:
Configuring Déjà Vu X3
DinkeyServer maintains its own log file in which it records various important events during its execution. While the server is running, all events are recorded to this log file rather than being displayed on-screen. The most common reason for needing to view the log file is to begin diagnosing a problem.
You can view the logfile by running DinkeyServer with the /logfile command-line parameter. Alternatively, you can view it from the DinkeyServer Viewer.
The logfile is actually stored on disk in the “All Users” profile under the DinkeyServer/10016 directory.