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Frequently asked questions about LEX - The LDAP Explorer:
When i want to buy a LEX license online and go to the software shop, it seems to be a web page on a different web server, something like "https://secure.shareit.com/....". The look and feel is still similar to the original LEX web site. Is this some kind of pishing?
Not at all. When you go to purchase a license, we redirect you to our online order and payment provider Digital River GmbH (share-it!) - a wellknown webshop service provider for software developer. Your order will be processed over a secure connection and you personal data will not be given to anyone else!
Is the online purchase the only way to acquire a LEX license? I need a quote before buying and can make a purchase only on account.
Generally, there is no problem to acquire a Lex license by order on account. If necessary, we will send you an appropriate offer before. Please contact the mail address license@ldapexplorer.com license@ldapexplorer.com in such cases.
Does LEX -The LDA Explorer support Windows 7?
Version 1.2.001 (and newer) is tested and fully compatible with both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7.
Does LEX -The LDA Explorer support Windows 8?
Version 1.5.000 (and newer) is tested and fully compatible with both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Does LEX -The LDAP Explorer support 64 bit Windows systems?
Version 1.2.001 (and newer) is tested and fully compatible with 64 bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. Actually, we deliver the executable as a 32 bit application. LEX doesn't consume very large amount of RAM, so there is no need for a 64 bit executable - the 32 bit LEX runs on a 64 bit Window without any Problems.
The setup failed because the ".NET Framework 2.0 Runtime" is missing on my computer. What is this and where can i get it?
The. NET Framework is a Microsoft platform to develop applications and web services to distribute and operate. LEX - The LDAP Explorer is based on the. NET Framework 2.0 and therefore it's necessary to install the .NET Framework runtime environment on your machine before you can install and operate LEX - The LDAP Explorer. You can download this runtime environment for free from Microsoft's site your want to run the LDAP Browser with an older Windows version:

Donload link Download Website: .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package for x86

The .NET Framework runtime engine is pre-installed on every Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 2008, so you can use the LDAP client here without having to install any other runtime environment. Please note that the operating systems has to be updated with all hotfixes to have the correct .NET Framework version installed.
Is there a native LEX version which can be run on Linux?
No. LEX - The LDAP Explorer was developed as a native Windows application for .NET Framework 2.0. If you want to run the application on a Linux box, you have to use virtualistion software which makes a virtual Windows available - like VMWare. Another possibility is to use a Windows environment and library emulator which enables Windows executables to run directly in Linux - like Wine. We didn't tested LEX with Wine (yet).
Is there a native LEX version which can be run on MAX OS?
No. LEX - The LDAP Explorer was developed as a native Windows application for .NET Framework 2.0. If you want to run the application on a MAC OS box, you have to use virtualistion software which makes a virtual Windows available - like VirtualBox.
Is there a portable version of LEX which can be simply run without installing the software?
LEX can be run directly on all Windows versions where the .NET Framework runtime environment is available. This is the case for Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 2008 servers.

In these cases, an installation of the LEX software is not necessary, no DLLs have to be registered or whatever. So you can just copy the executable program file LEX.exe from a station where LEX was installed regularly, eg on a USB stick. Then connect this stick to a computer with .NET Framework 2.0 installed and run the program directly. If you have a valid license, it is best to bring the license file on the USB stick you received with your order, and you can activate the full LEX license when you start the application.

LEX will leave the following tracks on all the computers on which it is running:

Registry:

LEX stores the LDAP browser configuration and license information under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\CerroTorre\LEX.

File System:

LEX stores XML cache data of the browsed directories and LDAP connection profiles on the local user profile in the application data (%APPDATA%), there in the sub directory \LEX.
Where can i get previous version of LEX - The LDAP Explorer?
Contact our support : support@ldapexplorer.com. We will send you older LEX software versions if you need it.
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