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Network Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The only requirement for the Easy Incident Manager Network Version to work on a network is a working network.

Easy Incident Manager will use Windows' native communications support, so it is independent of the network and the protocols loaded. You will notice that your program takes roughly three seconds longer to start up -- that's the minimum time required to query the network and see how many other copies are running. If the network is busy and there are a lot of computers running your program, the time required will be higher, though it should never be more than a few seconds.

Note that when using the network version, all users must be using the same version of your program as the server. If they're not, they will be informed of the problem.

If you run a program that includes a client/server certificate, it will search first for a server. If no server is found, it will check the system for a valid local key, then fall back to the default license certificate (if any).

This option requires a working TCP/IP network to function. Since this protocol is loaded by default in most versions of Windows, this should cause no hardship.

You can optionally specify the TCP/IP address where your program should look for the server option (note that this is seldom necessary, it's needed only if your protected program cannot automatically locate the server using UDP broadcasts):

To specify the client IP manually, create an INI file with the same base name as your program.

(In other words, if your program has the filename C:\MyProg\MyProgram.exe, you need to make a file called C:\MyProg\MyProgram.ini.)

Put an INI section in it called LICENSE, and put an entry in there called SERVER. Then enter the IP address of the server there. So the contents of the final file will look something like this: 

[LICENSE] 
Server=192.168.0.1 

(If you already have an INI file of that name, you can simply add that entry into it.) If you specify the server IP, Easy Incident Manager won't need to use UDP to locate the server, it will just check the address you specify. 

If, for some reason, the default delay isn't enough (or seems to be overkill for you), you can change it by adding a "Timeout" value to the INI file mentioned above. The time should be specified in seconds, with Timeout=3 as the default value.