How to limit the time that an inactive network user takes up a user space

In Molecular Conceptor version 2.11 or higher, we added a feature which allows you to limit the time that an inactive network user (one that has forgotten to log out, or that his connection ended), takes up a user space.

 

On the client station:

1. Locate "mc2.exe.config" file, it should be in the same folder as "mc2.exe" file.
The default file location is:
C:\Program Files\synergix\mc2\mc2.exe
C:\Program Files\synergix\mc2\mc2.exe.config

2.1. Edit "mc2.exe.config" file, using Notepad, or another simple Text Editor, Do not use MS-WORD!
add the line:

    <add key="NIT" value="30" />

This line adds a parameter to set the NetHASP Idle Time (NIT) in minutes, You can set there any value between 1 and 65535.

Before the change:

    . . .
    <add key="versMC.media" value="2.13" />
    <add key="voice" value="on" />    
    . . .


After the change:

    . . .
    <add key="versMC.media" value="2.13" />
    <add key="NIT" value="30" />
    <add key="voice" value="on" />    
    . . .



2.2 Save the config file. (Vista users: You might not have permission to edit a file in "Program Files" folder. You need to copy it to another folder, edit, and save back to the original folder)

3. Activate Molecular Conceptor. To see the difference, open Aladdin Monitor utility and monitor the "Timeout" field in the License Manager login table. ( see screenshot )

Note: the next time you update Molecular Conceptor (e.g. to mc2.14) the config file is overwritten. The old file will be saved in a backup folder. And you might need to edit the new file again.

An alternative solution is to close the License Manager periodically (and re-activate it, to enable new users to log-in). If a user was logged-in you will be informed so you can regret the closing. Please consult Molecular Conceptor Administrator Guide for instruction for closing the License Manager.