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Product: Zoo 4.0
Summary: Tips for installing the Zoo Workgroup License Manager
The Zoo lets you share Rhino, Flamingo, Penguin, and Bongo licenses (CD-Keys) among users on the same network workgroup. Zoo 4.0 is designed to work with Rhino 4.0 CD-Keys as well as CD-Keys from earlier versions of Rhino, Flamingo, Bongo, and Penguin.
1. Small Network
The Zoo and all Rhino client computers are inside the same network subnet, virtual LAN and behind the same firewall. The Zoo works with all Rhino client computers without any additional network configuration.
2. Routed Network
The Zoo is on the other side of a router from the Rhino client computers. The Rhino client computers can be in different network segments, behind different routers, and on different virtual LANs. Extra network or client computer configuration is required for Rhino to find the Zoo. See Configuring Zoo to work on Routed Networks for more details.
By default, Rhino looks for the Zoo by broadcasting a message on your network. This works great inside one VLan or subnet, so long as all the computers are on the same side of the router. But if you have multiple VLans, you'll need more configuration for this to work.
Routed network configuration options
Select only one of the following configuration options:
To set up DNS:
To set up registry keys on each computer:
Note to users of x64-based versions of Windows Computers that are running an x64-based version of Windows use a different registry layout to handle both 32-bit and 64-bit programs. • Native mode 64-bit programs run in Native mode and access keys and values that are stored in the following registry sub key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software • 32-bit programs run in WOW64 mode and access keys and values that are stored in the following registry sub key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432node Rhino 4.0 is a 32-bit application. Thus, if Rhino 4.0 is running on an x64-based version of Windows, you will want to add the Zoo Registry Key Lookup entry in this location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432node\McNeel\RhinoLM