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Legacy Licensing Troubleshooting

Drastic Legacy License Troubleshooting

Unfortunately, a number of years ago, Drastic purchased a copy protection system from Kenonics call CrypKey. This rather weak and buggy software has been a problem from the beginning and despite repeated releases from Kenonics, has not improved in the many years we have used it. The most difficult issue is reported by our software as the -103 "Network driver reply is bad". As Kenonics will no longer assist us in circumventing any bugs in their software, we have set up this page to help our customers work around Kenonics problems.

Please note: This page only refers to version 3.0 or earlier releases of QuickClip software and version 2.2 or earlier releases of MediaReactor software. All new versions will NOT be using the CrypKey copy protection software, for obvious reasons.

NOTE: This area contains legacy material from previous Drastic Technologies websites. It is provided for reference only, and contains information, products and links that may no longer exist and which are no longer supported by Drastic. For current Drastic Technologies products, please see our main site here:

http://www.drastic.tv

Basic Removal

1. Run SetupEx /U from the installation directory.
2. Completely uninstall the software.
3. Delete the following files from the installation directory:

  • vvwInt.41s
  • vvwInt.ent
  • vvwInt.key
  • vvwInt.rst

4. Delete the installation director
5. Delete esnecil.ind from the Windows system directory, e.g., c:\Winnt\system32.
6. Re-install the software.
7. You will need to get a new license from us at this point

CrypKey command line

SetupEx.exe /F
Force a complete reinstallation of the CrypKey software.

SetupEx.exe /U
Un-install the the CrypKey software.

setup_ck.exe /D
Delete the CrypKey software.

Details on CrypKey

If the problem persists after trying the Basic Removal, you may have to manually remove all the CrypKey files from your systems. Here is a complete list of the files CrypKey uses:

Windows NT/2K/XP (C:\Windows\)

  • CkConfig.exe - manage the crypkey server
  • CkConfig.ini - Special zero length file
  • Crypkey.ini - Contains a list of the monitored directories
  • Ckrfresh.exe
  • Setup_ck.dll - Installation helper dll
  • Setup_ck.exe - Installation helper exe

Windows NT\System32

  • Crypserv.exe - Crypkey License Service
  • Ckldrv.sys - NetworkX driver
  • esnecil.ind - License file created the first time Crypkey is initialized
  • esnecil.nld - License file created the first time Crypkey is initialized

QuickClip Installation Directory

  • SetupEx.EXE - Crypkey installation program. Expands CKS.exe
  • CKS.exe - Self-extracting zip file
  • setupex.xco - Created by SetupEx.exe
  • vvwInt.41s - License file created the first time QuickClip™ is initialized
  • vvwInt.ckn - License file created the first time QuickClip™ is initialized
  • vvwInt.ent - License file created the first time QuickClip™ is initialized
  • vvwInt.key - License file created the first time QuickClip™ is initialized
  • vvwInt.rst - License file created the first time QuickClip™ is initialized

CrypKey Errors

****************** -103 Error "Network reply is bad"
Symptom: On NT platforms, CrypKey protected program complains of "message garbled or tampered with", and/or InitCrypKey() returns -103

Cause: Reversion to pre 5.x NT driver, then update to 5.x or later NT driver, reset/reboot of machine while protection is running, too many others to list
Fix: Procedure One, then Procedure Two

****************** Directory moved, protection file moved
Symptom: General protection error
Cause: Directory moved, file renamed, deleted
Fix: Revert to previous name or relicense or uninstall, reinstall, relicense

****************** Directory not being served
Symptom: Error message like title
Cause: CrypKey.ini has bad paths or missing paths
Fix: Run CkConfig and make sure path to app exists and all paths are valid.

Other resources for CrypKey problems

LightSpeed Systems
Lincoln & Co
Wrap Win
ZenGar
Lighting Technologies
Digital Formation
ArchiBel

 

 

NOTE: This area contains legacy material from previous Drastic Technologies websites. It is provided for reference only, and contains information, products and links that may no longer exist and which are no longer supported by Drastic. For current Drastic Technologies products, please see our main site here:

http://www.drastic.tv


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