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Problems Retrieving IBM License Use Management (LUM) Target ID

When trying to obtain the IBM License Use Management TargetID through the ‘i4target’ executable the ID returned shows ‘00000000’. This can also be encountered in the LUM Basic License Tool where the TargetID shows the same 8-digit alpha numeric which is clearly not the required TargetID.

In Windows systems the TargetID is extracted from the network adapter driver and not from the network adapter itself. Follow the steps below to force your system into acquiring the TargetID from the adapter itself. This method can also be followed if your system has mutliple netwok adapters and you would prefer to use another adapter other than the default.

Follow this process below:

The steps below apply to LUM Version 4.6.

1. Open command prompt and run the following command to remove the registry value ‘i4driver’ from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\IBM\License Use Runtime. This registry value records the name of the network device used for the TargetID.

reg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\IBM\License Use Runtime” /v I4DRIVER

For example:

D:\temp>reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\IBM\License Use Runtime" /v I4DRIVER Delete the registry value I4DRIVER (Y/N)? y   The operation completed successfully  
 

2. Still in command prompt list the available device adapter CLSIDs by entering i4target-z. Ensure the network device you want to use is listed there.

For example:

Problems Retrieving IBM License Use Management (LUM) Target ID   

 

3. Set your preferred device driver name for the TargetID in the registry by entering i4target –d {CLSID}.Where the CLSID is one of the preferred ID from the previous entry.        

For example:   

Problems Retrieving IBM License Use Management (LUM) Target ID

 

4. Now us this ID to run i4target -0 MAC-HW-Address command to obtain the win32mac TargetID.

For example:

Problems Retrieving IBM License Use Management (LUM) Target ID

  

5. To find the physical address to which the device adapter corresponds, run the command getmac.

For example:

Problems Retrieving IBM License Use Management (LUM) Target ID

For LUM Version 5.1, replace the i4target with lumtarget in steps 2 and 3 above.

 
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