KB1132 - How to manually add a LAS or SALPS server for clients

Our software looks up an SRV record on the network DNS to get the name of the server running our LAS software.

Some companies may prevent adding SRV records, hence, your software licenses would be unable to be activated.

We have come up with a way to simulate an SRV lookup for DNS, without touching DNS. And this can be incorporated into any rollouts of our software.

Follow these steps so our software can find the server running LAS:
  1.  Go to the software's Registry key in the Registry. The key is located in:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\WM Software\[Software Product]\Settings
    For example, for our Safe AutoLogon software, the key is located in they key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\WM Software\Safe AutoLogon\Settings
  2. Create a string value in the Registry under this Settings key named: _wmslas
  3. Edit the data for this string value to the FQDN of the server running the LAS software. For example, srvlas.domain.com
After you have set this up and entered the Product Keys in the LAS server, then simply restart the client computer, or the client computer's software's service (i.e. Safe AutoLogon service).

LAS will then get updated with the license showing activated. You can also check in the software's Help/About window.

Updating the hosts file
You can also edit the hosts file in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc folder in this format:
[IP of computer running LAS software]    _wmslas._tcp.[fqdn]

Here is an example for the LAS software: _wmslas._tcp.internal.mydomain.com

Here is an example for the SALPS software: _wmssalps._tcp.internal.mydomain.com

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