Install OPNET Modeler 14.5 under Windows_XP and Windows7
Several month ago, I wrote a Chinese version of installation with OPNET on Windows OS. Today I will give a more thorough way to install OPNET14.5 on Windows.
An installation procedure could be shown as a piece of C code.
A flow chart could be helpful.

#include <stdio.h>

void opnet_install();
void setx_install();
void opnet_configure_path();
void opnet_configure_path_vs2008();
void opnet_configure_path_vs2010();
void opnet_crack();

if (1 == Win_XP && VC++ 6.0)  
    opnet_install();  
else if (Win_XP) 
{
    setx_install();
    opnet_configure_path();
    opnet_install();
    opnet_crack();
}
else if (Win7)
{
    opnet_configure_path();
    opnet_install();
    opnet_crack();
}

void opnet_configure_path()
{
    if (1 == (Win_XP || Win_7) && (VS2008 || VC++ 2008)) 
        opnet_configure_path_vs2008();
    else if (1 == (Win_XP || Win_7) && VS2010) 
        opnet_configure_path_vs2010();

    printf("Restart your computer to take effect PATH settings.\n")
}

fuction definition

opnet_install()

  1. Change into the install_package folder.
  2. Install the executable file in size order biggest on top. i.e.
  3. First, run the main executable file-modeler_145A_PL1_7116_win.exe When it comes to license, check the box with standalone.
  4. Second, run the opnet document executable file-modeler_docs_28-Jan-2008_win.exe
  5. Third, run the opnet library executable file-models_145A_PL1_27Feb08_win.exe Check the box with modeler library.

setx_install()

Install the setx tools, which is called to set the PATH of current user in the next login of Windows OS. You can download the setx from here

opnet_configure_path_vs2008() and opnet_configure_path_vs2010()

In order to fight for the complex procedures while configuring the PATH for OPNET, I wrote a .bat file for doing it automatically.
1. opnet_configure_path_vs2008.bat
2. opnet_configure_path_vs2010.bat
Notice: run the bat file as current user rather than administration user under Windows7.

opnet_crack()

  1. Copy the file OPNET.Modeler.11.5.License.MakerFFS.exe to the folder your_opnet_install_location\14.5.A\sys\pc_intel_win32\bin.
  2. Launch OPNET Modeler 14.5 and close the license management window(not the modeler window), run the OPNET.Modeler.11.5.License.MakerFFS.exe(Maybe you should have administrator priviledge).
  3. Wait for a moment and you will see OPNET_license in the root directory of C drive.
  4. Restart the OPNET Modeler 14.5 and you will get 1000+ license if everything goes well.

Troubleshoot

Sometimes you may find the license manager of OPNET generate the license file on another patition, you need change into folder C:\OPNET\14.5.A\sys\pc_intel_win32\bin, and right click the modeler.exe. Then select the compatibility with XP SP3.

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