HELIOS Base User manual

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Copyright 2002 HELIOS Software GmbH (HELIOS). All rights reserved.
This software and the accompanying documentation are subject to copyright. You may not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the software - or create derivative works based on it - without prior written consent of HELIOS Software. HELIOS Software does not give any guarantees or make any warranty or representation regarding this software and documentation, its correctness, accuracy, reliability, currentness, or otherwise. Neither HELIOS nor anyone else who has been involved in the creation, production or delivery of this product shall be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages (including loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, and suchlike) arising from the use or inability to use the product.

HELIOS Software GmbH
Steinriede 3

D - 30827 Garbsen, Germany
Internet: www.helios.de

The following products, which are protected by trademarks, are mentioned in this manual:
HELIOS and EtherShare are trademarks of HELIOS Software GmbH.
Apple, AppleTalk and Macintosh are registered trademarks, EtherTalk is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
Windows, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Sun and SPARCstation are registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
3Com is a registered trademark of 3Com Corporation.
IBMPC is a trademark and IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
Ethernet is a registered trademark of XEROX, Inc., Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel Corporation.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.
Novell and NetWare are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc.
All other trademarks used in this documentation belong to their respective owners.

Welcome to HELIOS Base
The idea
behind it
HELIOS Base is a new concept in the modular HELIOS product line. It builds the platform for all HELIOS products and comprises the LPR printing system, printer drivers, the HELIOS Installer, Unicode support, ICC profiles, utilities, libraries, the "license" program which lets you enter software licenses for all HELIOS products, the HELIOS Service Controller, the new Service Location Protocol (SLP) server, the HELIOS Update Installer, and tools ("start-helios", "stop-helios", etc.).
Contents of the software
Your HELIOS software package includes an ISO 9660
CD-ROM, software manuals (depending on the products you purchased), and an "Activation Key Request" form that serves to request the individual key (kind of password) you need to license and run the software.
Your individual software activation key has to be entered during the server installation process. Without the activation key, you can run the software in a 3-hour demo mode only. The generation of your key is based on the machine ID of your server, your HELIOS product serial number, and the number of users you have purchased the software for.
HELIOS user expansion licenses
Keep in mind that - in case you buy several HELIOS user expansion licenses - you should make a long-term decision about which license you want to use on which server machine and about which license you want to use as the base product for expansions. These expansions always remain bound to the original EtherShare or PCShare product.
What you have to do
We have enclosed with our software package an "Activation Key Request" form that has to be used for obtaining the key.
-> The form already contains your 8-digit HELIOS product serial number. You have to add your ("Enduser") name and address, and the machine ID of your server.
The machine ID consists of "8-2" digits. The last two characters serve to identify the make of the machine. We have implemented in our product installer a program that displays the machine ID automatically. So, to find out your server's machine ID, you have to proceed as follows:

Note: For Mac OS X and Linux machines, the machine ID is provided by a HELIOS USB-dongle, which you receive from your dealer, and which you have to plug in first.

-> Mount our distribution CD-ROM and follow the instructions given in the accompanying booklet to open the "HELIOS Installer main menu" that is shown in Fig. 0-1. Note that the commands that are required to mount the
CD-ROM are different on different platforms. That is why we have listed all of them in the CD's booklet. After writing down the machine ID, which is marked in Fig. 0-1, quit the menu.
Fig. 0-1: Finding out the server's machine ID

-> Fax or mail the "Activation Key Request" form to HELIOS Software GmbH, Steinriede 3, 30827 Garbsen, Germany, Fax: +49-5131-70 93 25.
Please note that
What you will get in return
On receipt of your request form we will generate your individual activation key and then send you an "Activation Key Reply" summarizing the data you need for software activation, namely:
Fig. 0-2 shows an example of an "Activation Key Reply" for HELIOS PCShare with 20 users.
Fig. 0-2: Example of an "Activation Key Reply"
Activation Key Reply
Datentechnik und
Systemberatung GmbH
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20257 Hamburg
T: 040-851744-0
Hello MacUsers GmbH
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30175 Hannover
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