I'm late to the party, and it's good to see that you sorted it out. Then again...
mysticvibes wrote:I'm trying to install Halion Sonic 2 on a computer without an internet connection and when I plug in the usb elicenser Windows Hardware Detection Wizard doesn't automatically install the driver for elicenser. I try to manually install it by clicking the troubleshoot icon and it says "The device driver for eLicenser is not installed. Install the latest driver for the device".
First and foremost, if you need an update of the Elicenser Manager, go to this page - no spam, no facebook login needed:http://www.elicenser.net/en/home.html
While running the installer, the software is usually telling you to "keep the Elicenser plugged in" and "not remove it". This way the software automatically finds the USB key. But... you can usually install the software on a fresh rig and then plug in the key, or plug it in first then install the software. It shouldn't matter. Never did to me at least. And I'm using Steinberg tools for quite a while now.
You can even "sync" to the key once the software manager is installed - should everything fail. Or... simply let the key be plugged in, and install a new software version. Especially if an elder software bundle by Steiberg is force-overinstalling elder Elicenser drivers as the ones already present.
There really is no need to run as admin, or force-admin the CMD pannel to overinstall. The software is usually pain free. A reboot might help (you tried that), then again... I never needed to reboot my rig in order to run any Steinberg software post the LPT keys.
Another thing you might need to look out for next time:
Is the license a "software Elicenser" or "hardware Elicenser"? Chances are that the manager installed the license on to the HDD instead of the USB key. Which can happen, especially with VSTi and small version of Cubase/Wavelab. These licenses can moved to the USB key however.
Which brings me to this:
Guillermo Navarrete wrote:You can run Cubase in a computer without an internet connection even if you are planning to never connect it to the internet.
You only need to download and activate the license into your USB-eLicenser on another computer that is connected to the internet.
I really start to wonder why Mr Navarrete is actually a Product Specialist, and still allowed to speak up after all that criticism that is being flinged at him. Especially if he acts like a know it all technician and even developer (see GearSlutz
for example). And I don't even need to mention the fact that he accused me of using a cracked Steinberg software in the first posts he made here on KVR.
This particular issue had absolutely absolutely nothing
to do with Cubase, but with Halion Sonic. The OP didn't even mention if he has(!) Cubase. Just because the topic is called "Steinberg", doesn't mean that it's a Cubase issue. That's for starters. And... the quote came directly out of the Knowledge Base as well. That's helpful to the person that already digged through all that.
So instead of constantly acting like a know it all (Steinberg rep), I'd drop it and really ask myself "wth am I doing for my reputation and the reputation of the company I represent?". This is not how you do it!
I actually even applaud the KVR and GS community for trying to help fix issues with Steinberg software(!) - sometimes better than the support. Which is there, and helpful if you post the right issues (backed up with screen casts and the likes) - it's just overloaded with requests (no wonder, looking at the current issues with Cubendo and Wavelab).
Sorry to say this - but GN has now the status of the current IKM reps to me:
An aggravating presence that's only here to inform us how everything is great and shiny, and that upgrades are "still fair priced".
Oh and that "run as admin" is the definite solution to everything.