PowerRPC V1.1 Installation and Configuration
- make a directory
to host the powerRPC distribution.
- untar or unzip
the distributed files into the directory made in step 1).
files, first use the gunzip command to decompress, and then use
the tar command to untar.
For *.zip files, please use a ZIP tool that is capable of handling
long filenames and please preserve the directory tree structure
- modify your
search path so that the powerRPC executable in the bin/ directory
can be found. You must keep the directory structure of the powerRPC
distribution. For UNIX platforms, you may make a symbolic link to
the executable in a directory that is already in the search
path, such as /usr/local/bin/.
- Windows user
only: copy the pwrpc32.dll in the bin/ directory to a system
directory such as Windows/system/
procedure applies to ONC RPC For NT.
Portmap service (Windows NT only)
To install the
portmap service, run from command line
> pmapsvc -i
run from command line
> pmapsvc -u
To get help, run
To start the service,
go to control panel, open the icon services, and go from there.
| Entering license key (fixed license)
Non-demo version of PowerRPC needs a license key specific to the installation to be fully functional. To obtain a license key, please follow these steps
Run the rpclicense.exe application, then check the radio button for the Developer license.
2) Email the installation ID displayed to sales at netbula.com to obtain a license key.
3) Enter the license key and click the "Save license key" button.
up the license server (floating license)
the following carefully
If you have purchased a floating license for PowerRPC,
the license server pwlicsrv must be running and the license
data file must be properly initialized. A user of PowerRPC must be added
to the license data file. The procedure of setting up the licenses is
- Use pwlicsrv
program to initialize the license file, license.dat
- start the
license manager with the command line
% pwlicsrv admin
- at the
prompt that shows up, type help. A list of available
commands is printed.
- use the
add command to add users. At the prompt, input
user login, system type, and hostname of the user's machine. For
WIN32 users, enter WIN32 as th system name, for UNIX enter the
output from command uname, for exmaple for Solaris, the
system name is SunOS. A Windows user license can only be used
from a specific machine. Enter the complete hostname.domain for
the machine name.
- After added
the users, use the reg command to save the changes.
You will be prompted to enter a registration key. To obtain a
registration key for a non-temporary license, you need to provide
Netbula with the machine name on which the license server
is running. Please do not lose the key, since each time a change
is made to the license file, you need to register using the reg
shutdown the license server when you are modifying the license
- After initialization
of the license file in the previous steps, you can launch the server
with the command line:
its configuration parameters in the following order:
- Process environment
- Configure file
$POWERRPC_HOME/powerRPC.init, where $POWERRPC_HOME is the
directory in which the powerRPC bin/ directory resides.
- Configure file
The required configuration
is LICENSE_SERVER, which is the machine on which the
license server runs. Suppose pwlicsrv is running on host eagle, then
you can set this configuration using the command,
similar command under Windows NT.
---- the C preprocessor
---- the ANSI C compiler
Please look at
the file data/powerrpc.init.sample for an sample.
After the three
major steps, you are ready to put powerRPC to work.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and prompt answers will be