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SocketTools Windows Installer Packages

SocketTools includes Windows Installer (MSI) packages which enable you to easily redistribute the components used in your projects. They are included with the developer installation package for each edition and available for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. There are several advantages to using our install packages in your setup project. The installers ensure the components and libraries are c ...[Read More]

SocketTools System Requirements

SocketTools 10 components support all modern Windows desktop and server platforms. We recommend you install the latest security updates from Windows Update and the current network drivers available for your system. The following Windows desktop and server operating systems are supported by the current version of SocketTools: Windows 11 Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 8 Windows 7 SP1 Windows Server ...[Read More]

Support for TLS 1.2 on Windows XP

SocketTools uses the Windows CryptoAPI and Schannel security provider to provide support for Transport Security Layer (TLS), which is used with secure connections. The latest version of TLS that is available on the Windows XP platform is TLS 1.0 and cannot be used to establish secure connections.

SocketTools 10 Library Redistribution

When you create an application using the SocketTools Library Edition DLLs and you're ready to deploy it, you must ensure the libraries you're using are initialized correctly. This is done by providing a runtime license key to the initialization function for each of the SocketTools APIs you are using. It is important to note your runtime license key is not your product serial number. If you have an ...[Read More]