DeployLX Software Protection System

DeployLX® System Requirements


Development Machine Requirements

DeployLX Licensing Requirements

Component Framework Compatibility

Licensing Runtime

The DeployLX.Licensing.v5.dll licensing runtime is distributed with your application and is used to the license restrictions on the use of your software.

2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5

License Servers and Management Runtime

The DeployLX.Licensing.Managment.v5.dll management runtime is used by the license server and for e-commerce integration.

2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5

Network Licensing Runtime

The DeployLX.Licensing.Nlm.v5.dll network runtime, network monitor and administrative tools are distributed with your application.

3.5, 4.0, 4.5

64-bit Compatibility

64-bit native versions of the licensing runtimes can be found in the Redistributable\Any CPU folder. The Any CPU files work on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms but have not been encrypted, they are obfuscated only.

Medium and Full Trust in ASP.NET

The Licensing and Management runtimes require unmanaged code permissions. This is the default for Full Trust environments. Other environments will need additional configuration. See Full Trust Required for ASP.NET for details.

DeployLX CodeVeil Requirements

Memory Requirements

The assembly analysis system used by DeployLX CodeVeil requires a fair amount of memory to resolve all the project inter-dependencies. The exact amount of required is difficult to estimate but you can expect between 25-40MB for each assembly included in the project and 10-25MB for each assembly referenced by project assemblies. If more than one project assembly reference the same 3rd party assembly (ex. System.dll) it is only loaded into memory once.

Deployment Runtime Requirements

DeployLX CodeVeil adds extremely powerful runtime protection features to your assembly when it is veiled. These features do impose some additional runtime requirements on your assemblies when you deploy them to your customers. Some features will also require Full Trust for your assemblies on the target machine.

This chart will help you determine which additional requirements you will need to be aware of. See the Planning a Project to be Protected topic for details setting up your project.

Feature Full Trust 32-Bit 64-Bit


Obfuscate Everything!

Anti-Debugging, Anti-Profiling, Anti-Modification
String Encryption
Resource Encryption & Compression
Code Encryption
Assembly Compression
Assembly Bundling

64-Bit Support

64-bit assemblies are not supported in combination with the Code Encryption and some of the advanced runtime protection features. You can run a veiled assembly with encryption on a 64-bit operating system but the application itself must target the 32-bit subsystem.

Full Trust

The Code Encryption and Anti-Cracking features rely on a native runtime executive that loads and manages the execution process of a veiled assembly. This native executive adds additional security requirements and limitations to the end-user's machines. For standard Windows Applications and Services this will have no effect since they are granted Full Trust by default. However, if you are running your application from a network share or you are protecting an ASP.NET application you will need to explicitly grant Full Trust to your assemblies or omit the use of these advanced features.

Runtime Encryption with .NET 4.5

DeployLX CodeVeil's runtime encryption support is not compatible with .NET 4.5 or .NET 4.0 systems that have .NET 4.5 installed. We recommend using Obfuscate Everything with Zero Width String renaming to achieve near encryption with 100% managed code.

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