Alliance Products including the OLI Developer Edition

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Resetting of the OLI Security Serial Numbers for the OLI Alliance products (Aspen Hysys, Aspen Plus, Schneider-Electronics ProII, Honeywell Unisim, PSE gProms, etc) are all reset in similar ways. To start you need to use the Programs feature of the Microsoft Windows Start Button. For this example we will be using the OLI Developer Edition:


Getting Started

First, locate the OLI Systems folder via the start menu

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Expand this and locate the OLI Alliance product you need to update. For our example, we are using the 'OLI Engine Developer Edition.

Locate the OLI Engine Security Settings and Test Any other similar program will not update the correct parameters.

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This will display the OLI Security Settings and Test program.

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This program will display with the name OLIRegClientTest. It is the correct program. Click the Open About Dialog button.

Resetting the serial number

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This is the same Help | About dialog found in most of the OLI Software. A great deal can be learned about the installed program by clicking the mini-tabs at the bottom of the dialog. You can also check to see if there is a new version of the software available by clicking the Check for Updates button.

Right now, to update the serial numbers you need to click the Security Options button.

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This particular example shows that we are updating the client-side of a network installation. For both the stand-alone and network versions we will not change any network settings.

To update the serial number, please enter the updated value you received from OLI Systems into the New box:

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For this example, we have edited the actual serial number. Please use the one provided. Click the OK button when completed.

To finish the serial number update you will next receive a warning message:

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Click OK to continue.

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You will notice that the serial number appears not to have been updated. It has been but will not be displayed until the program is restarted.

Please click the Close button.

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Please click the Close button.

Your serial numbers have now been updated.

Contact Support

Sometimes you will need to send some internal data to OLI Systems to debug an installation problem. To do that please follow the getting started steps till you get to this dialog:

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Click the Contact Support button.

This will display a contact page:

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Fill out the information and leave a comment if required. You have three options to send the file to OLI Systems. If this computer has a mail client installed then you can select the Submit Online button. This will launch your email client and attach the file and send it directly to OLI.

If you do not have an email client installed (this is common on true server computers) then click the Save to File.. button. This will save a text file which you can then submit via the OLI Portal.

Creating the fingerprint file (c2v)

The installation should automatically create the fingerprint file (c2v) but sometimes this fails. You can manually create this file.

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From the dialog, click on the ProtectionKey Tools mini tab. Then click the Collect Information button.

This will open a standard windows file-save menu. The name of your computer will appear as part of the name as well as your domain. Please do not alter these names and then save this file where you can find it. Then send it to OLI for activation.

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This will display a send message:

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If an email client is installed on this computer then the send will occur automatically.

Activation of a softkey

OLI will return an activation file that has the file extension OLIv2c. Copy this file to the computer used to generate the fingerprint file. Right-click this file and select Apply OLI Protection Key Update

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This will activate the softkey