Dell Quest Free Network Tools – unable to activate licence

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dell-questDell Quest Free Network Tools (QFNT) is a packet full of free network tools to monitor and resolve errors in network. 

Tools: Device discovery, Cisco Configurator, Switch Port Mapper, NetFlow Listener, TFTP server, SNMP, WMI, Port, DNS, Syslog, application monitoring, Exchange, SQL and Active Directory monitoring.

If you use Dell Quest Foglight NMS Studio than you found even better how these tools are great to use.


 Activated but Unable to Save licence

When opening QFNT you have to sign in with your email address, sometimes users get this error:

"this computer license is activated on server,
but unable to save license on the local computer"
As first, you have to run app as local admin and if you use proxy, than you have to change app configuration to bypass credentials in file Toolkit.exe.config  ( C:\Program Files (x86)\Quest Software\Free Network Tools\ )

before line </configuration>  please add:

<defaultProxy enabled="false" useDefaultCredentials="true">
<proxy usesystemdefault="False"/>


After you save config file and run as local admin, the wizard can manage licensing on Quest server and save licence on your local PC.

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Works as system engineer in Slovenian Enterprise in Microsoft environment focusing on security, deployments, SharePoint, SCCM and CheckPoint firewall. Author of successful blog about IT security, Microsoft tips & tricks, social media, internet trends.

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