Configuring observer, Licensing observer – Network Instruments Observer User Manual
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In Windows 98/2000 and XP, no additional configuration is required. In
Windows NT you must install a protocol service driver. Follow these steps:
For Windows NT:
1. Setup will open the Windows NT Network Setup dialog.
2. Click the “Services” tab.
3. When asked for the type, select “Have disk” and point to the “Observer
4. Reboot your system.
Observer is always delivered in Demo (evaluation) mode and will run in
Demo mode until it has been activated. The Demo mode provides an
excellent way of seeing each Observer mode in action—each mode is fully
populated with a random collection of real packets, collected from Network
Instruments’ own networks. In this way Observer can be run at any time
without the need of a network connection and it provides an excellent way to
learn Observer's operation.
To activate Observer into full functionality, follow these steps:
1. From the Windows desktop, click
Start > Programs > Observer > Observer
Observer will start in Demo mode and let you choose between a
simulation demo and a limited real-time demo.
2. Choose “Simulation Demo,” select any device, and then click O
Depending on where and how you purchased Observer, your activation
information may have been provided to you on a “Right to Use” (RTU)
certificate. You’ll need the following four strings: Name, Company
Name, Identification Number, and Licensing Number.
3. Click the “Enter Name” textbox. Enter your name and company name
exactly as on the RTU, click O
, and then click A
4. Enter your license number where indicated, and click OK.
5. Close Observer. When you start Observer again, it will be fully
If you don’t have your licensing information available, contact your
Network Instruments’ sales representative.