Top Frequently Asked Questions
Below you find answers to most common asked questions. If you don’t find an answer here please also visit our Knowledge Base for more topics.
The installation interrupts with the error-message “There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.”
There are two solution to this problem
Solution a: Start the command prompt as an administrator and thereafter do the installation in the command prompt.
Solution b: Install SIMCA/MODDE as an silent installation, for details on how to do that see this link.
Send an email to email@example.com and we will deactivate the old activation. In this email please make sure the following information is available, your full name, company/university, activation and that you have change to a new computer.
Unfortunately the demo will not work on a MAC with a virtual windows installed.
To get a license file for the demo version that will work on a MAC with a virtual machine installed, please contact the Sales Manager of your region.
When trying to connect to the license server I get an error-message saying: Warning: License file is using unknown/invalid syntax”.
Answer 1: The incorrect version of the licenser server is installed (for example the license server for SIMCA 13 is installed while you have a license file for SIMCA 12 or the other way around.) Make sure you have the correct license server installed
Answer 2: You have received an incorrect license file (for example you have received a license file for MODDE 9.1.1 while you should have a license file for MODDE 9.1.) Please contact Umetrics_delivery@sartorius.com to get the correct license file. In this email please make sure the following information is available; your name, company/department, site, activation key/product key, registration key and information about the error.
Products from SIMCA 13 and MODDE 9.1.1 can use the newest version of Umetrics License Server.
SIMCA 16 uses UmLicenseServer 4.9.6 or newer
SIMCA 13, 14.x, 15 uses UmLicenseServer 4.5.7 or newer.
MODDE 9.1.1, MODDE 10, MODDE 11, MODDE 12.x uses UmLicenseServer 4.5.7 or newer.
MODDE 9.0 and MODDE 9.1 uses UmLicenseServer 2.4.0
The installation wizard asks for an Activation key (that is 20 characters long (e.g. ABC12-EFGHI-34JKL-MN56O)) when I have an Product key (that is 12 characters long (e.g. ABCD-1234-5678)).
Make sure that you have downloaded the correct version of SIMCA/MODDE, if you have a product key you should use the following links
For MODDE 9.1, SIMCA 13.0/MODDE 9.0 and older versions contact support to get the installation files at firstname.lastname@example.org