Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA
  • CitectHMI

I am using a windows 2000 laptop or a Windows XP laptop. The USB keys on this laptop work and are read by Ciusafe. However the parallel keys are not read. I also get a software protection failure when using the parallel key.

Install the latest version of the sentinel driver. Run the file called "SetupSysDriver.exe".

By default this file is found under the folder C:\Program Files\Rainbow Technologies\Sentinel System Driver.

Select the Configure Driver button


You should have an entry for the ECP port in the list for the parallel key/dongle to be recognised and read by CitectSCADA.


If it doesn't exist simply click the Add button and configure it with the details as shown below.


Restart your computer / laptop and try again


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