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Determining your computer's Host ID/MAC Address/Disk Serial Number

Maplesoft products use FLEXlm for licensing, and a license file (e.g. license.dat for Maple) is tied to a computer, particularly the Host ID/MAC Address, or Disk Serial Number (for Windows). If you need to know this information (for an offline activation, for instance), you can follow the appropriate procedure below.
 

Windows

The Disk Serial Number can be found by first opening a Command Prompt from the Start Menu, and then executing
vol
at the prompt. It should return something of the form "Volume Serial Number is ABCD-1234", in which case your Disk Serial Number is ABCD1234 (no dash).



To obtain the Host ID associated with your Ethernet adapter, instead execute the following at a prompt:
ipconfig /all
The Host ID/MAC Address will be listed as the "Physical Address" for the first Ethernet adapter. It should be of the form "AB-12-CD-34-EF-56", in which case your Host ID will be AB12CD34EF56 (no dashes).


 

Macintosh

To determine your Host ID, first open a Terminal, and then execute the following:

ifconfig -a


Likely, you want the adapter "en0", and the 12-character code for "ether". It should be of the form "ab:12:cd:34:ef:56", in which case your Host ID will be ab12cd34ef56 (no colons).



Linux

To determine your Host ID, first open a Terminal, and then execute the following:

ifconfig -a


Likely, you want the adapter "HWaddr", and the 12-character code for "ether". It should be of the form "ab:12:cd:34:ef:56", in which case your Host ID will be ab12cd34ef56 (no colons).

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