Note: The following utilities and documents pertain to both Trimble Business Center and Trimble RealWorks.

Licensing utilities

  • Trimble HASP License Updater - Use this utility to update TBC licenses without installing the TBC software package.  Update dongle licenses and update or install network licenses with this new utility.  The Trimble HASP License Updater replaces the Network License Update Utility.  Download here...

Support notes

  • Sentinel HASP License Introduction — Trimble Business Center and Trimble RealWorks software use the Sentinel HASP licensing software and drivers to manage license information. There are two primary types of licenses: software and hardware.  View...
  • Dongle Licenses — A dongle license for Trimble Business Center and/or Trimble RealWorks software is a USB key that plugs directly into a workstation PC and provides a single-seat license to the local workstation PC.   View...   
  • HASP Remote Update System (RUS) Included in TBC 3.90 and Later — This Product Bulletin announces the inclusion of the HASP Remote Update System (RUS) utility within the TBC 3.90 install package and explains its functionality.  View...   
  • Online Activation for Network or Software License — A Trimble Business Center and/or Trimble RealWorkssoftware network license is installed through a 19-digit product code that writes a permanent KeyID with licensed feature information on a server or PC’s hard drive.  View...
  • Offline Product Code Activation — There are two offline activation approaches: using the Sentinel Admin Control Center (SACC) or using the HASP Remote Update System (RUS). Both processes use the same general workflow to activate a product code.  View...

Tech tips

  • Checking Out a License Network Seat — Question: I would like to use a license seat when not connected to the network hosting the license. How can I detach a network license from the server?  View...   
  • Cloned Licenses — Problem: My workstation running Trimble Business Center or Trimble RealWorks software is unable to read a network license from a server and a “Disabled due to Cloning” error message displays.  View...   
  • Combining Sentinel HASP Licenses — Question: Can multiple KeyIDs be combined into a single KeyID?  View...
  • Expired License Warranty Dates — Question: If my dongle or network license warranty date is expired, will the software still run?  View...   
  • Sentinel HASP Error Messages — Problem: When applying the 19-­digit product code in the Trimble HASP License Updater, in the Sentinel Admin Control Center, or within the License Manager, an error code displays and the product code does not seem to have been activated. How can this error be resolved?  View...   
  • TBC/TRW – Installing Old Software Versions — Question: If I have a current warranty, can old versions of the software be installed and licensed?   View...  
  • Key IDs and Product Codes — Question: What is the difference between a product code and a KeyID in the Sentinel HASP licensing system?   View...
  • Multiple Sentinel HASP Key IDs on a Server — Problem: When applying a product code to update a network license on a server with the Network License Update Utility (NLUU), an error message displays stating that multiple KeyIDs are detected and the server needs to be reconfigured. What causes this issue and what is the solution?   View...   
  • Network License Across Different Subnets and Pointing a Workstation to a License Server — Problem: A product code is successfully installed on a network server. When the software is launched, a message displays stating that no license is found and features show as “Unlicensed.” How do I point the workstation to the license server?  View...