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Posted on 2010-11-12
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Hi there,

Is there an issue accessing an application via remoteApp that uses USB hardlock license key? I want some procedure on how to do it.

Right now when I access the application locally while I login to the server that application works fine because it is able to find the license key which is a SAFENET inc usb key. but when I do it via remoteapp from a remote client the application can not find the usb key that is locally connected on the server.

Thanks,
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by:BobintheNoc
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This is a typical condition when accessing via RDP.  If the USB device/key is not connected directly via USB, the key detection sequence is not completed successfully.

In some instances, making sure that RDP USB redirection is enabled, keys may be detected, however most fail.

Make sure that under LOCAL RESOURCES in your default RDP configuration, that SUPPORTED Plug and Play Devices is selected, including all subcomponents.

The RDP protocol does a fair job at simulating local USB devices within the RDP session, however any application that is saavy to local ONLY usb will fail.

There's not much hope for this, unless you configure the RDP server to be a full-fledged Terminal Server--even then, USB redirection may still fail.
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by:Zak
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Thank you for the explanation on this issue. You made my life easier so I do not have to spend more hours trying to make the application work via rdp.

Also I am not sure how application virtualization will be successfull without solving this kind of issues not all applications use lic files/flex net type licenses.

Regards,
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Any application developer who is intending to offer their application in a server scenario or terminal server scenario will likely not choose dongle/Fob/key license protection.

Typically, you only find unusual or niche market software that uses these types of keys--their target audiences are usually single user PCs/Workstations.  There are always exceptions, of course.

Software that uses hardware keys definitely limit their market base.  As a 20+ year sysadmin, I've come to LOATHE hardware keys.
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