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Problem with SDL trados freelance 2007
Thread poster: xxxchenglandy
xxxchenglandy
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Sep 26, 2007

I've purchased 2 licenses on the above software. I've found out that after activation, the software TM cannot be used concurrently in a LAN environment, even though the 2 computers installed are 2 difference licenses.

This means the following:
I started the trados translator's workbench program on computer A.
When I start the same program on Computer B, even though the trados translator's workbench program can start, the TM cannot be loaded. It states that another instance of workbench has been activated in the LAN environment. Therefore, the TM will close automatically.
This happens even when they have difference licenses when installed.

However, when the LAN is taken off Computer B, it will work.
But if u were to re plug in the LAN, the problem will be detected again. So the detection is a constant thing in LAN.

I later realized that it is a restriction on the freelance software.

The price difference for Trados freelance and professional is a very big diff of >$2000US per license over here.
Since we are a start-up company, we hope to minimise costs.

I wonder if anyone here could help solve the above problem.

Thanks in advance.

[Edited at 2007-09-26 03:28]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2007-09-26 04:25]


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Ayob Salleh  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:24
English to Malay
Problem with SDL trados freelance 2007 Sep 26, 2007

Only one freelance licence can work in Lan environment.
If you want to use both licences then you need to disable the LAN for one licence - very messy

Alternatively - One Pro and one freelance should work in lan environment


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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
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Local time: 19:24
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Unreasonable restrictions... Sep 26, 2007

I always found that restriction unreasonable - there are many situations when two freelancers might be on the same network, even though they are not an agency at all...

You might try assigning different workgroup names to the two computers, as described here:

http://www.proz.com/post/487262

You might also try turning off the local network completely and communicate only through TCP/IP (preferably by a router).

In both cases you will not be able to share folders and printers locally, but there are TCP/IP workarounds...


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Balttext  Identity Verified
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Change workgroup Sep 26, 2007

There is no guarantee that this will work, but at least there is a chance it might, so why not try?

What you need to do is:

right-click on My Computer>Properties>Choose the tab "Computer Name">click "Change" button>see in the bottom the field "Member of" followed by activated field "Workgroup" with the name of the workgroup written there
This name of workgroup is the item you need to change to something else, so that both computers wouldn't have the same workgroup.

I hope it helps and let me know if it worked or not.

Uldis


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xxxchenglandy
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Problem with SDL trados freelance 2007 Sep 26, 2007

Thanks for all your replies!

Looks like there's not much other ways.
However, for the old Trados 6 series, we used to use a dongle.
That's why it worked.
After buying the Trados 2007, we realised that it can't work because of the activation key.
It's thoroughly inconvenient for my partner and me, since we need to use the online dictionary and share files at the same time when we are translating files.
The upgrade costs close to $2000, so I guess I had to use the above methods for now.
Hope that someone will be able to help in this problem, since a lot of us here are freelancers having the same problem.

Thank you!


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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 19:24
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Windows Firewall? Sep 26, 2007

I've just checked that TW4Win.exe registers itself as an exception in the XP Windows Firewall. You might try to unselect it (if you have Windows Firewall set up), do not know if it works but it is worth a try...

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xxxTrans-IT Tra
Canada
Local time: 13:24
English to French
It works! Mar 28, 2008

Thank you so much Uldis, it worked perfectly!

Fabien


Balttext wrote:

There is no guarantee that this will work, but at least there is a chance it might, so why not try?

What you need to do is:

right-click on My Computer>Properties>Choose the tab "Computer Name">click "Change" button>see in the bottom the field "Member of" followed by activated field "Workgroup" with the name of the workgroup written there
This name of workgroup is the item you need to change to something else, so that both computers wouldn't have the same workgroup.

I hope it helps and let me know if it worked or not.

Uldis


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