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Command line | Registry

NetworkSense determines whether network speed checks are performed prior to attempting uploads or downloads.
  • When set to true, the various tools that may attempt transfers first check for access and available bandwidth by measuring ping response times for two different sized ping packets. The result is stored in NetworkSpeed, where possible outcomes are discussed. (These speed tests are applied to the top candidate inventory beacon in the fail-over list. These speed tests, and possible network throttling for downloads, do not re-order the fail-over list.)
    Important: Where ping is disabled or blocked, be sure to use the default (False) value for NetworkSense. Otherwise the tested connection is deemed to have 0 bps transfer speed, and is discarded from the fail-over list.
  • When set to false (the default), no checks are performed, and the upload or download is attempted immediately.

Because several tools may attempt transfers, this preference can be set in the Common key (shown below) so that all tools behave alike. You can also configure an exceptional setting for any one tool (in its CurrentVersion key) which overrides the common setting. One scenario you might consider is to have the default False value for uploads (since compressed .ndi files are small), but set the installation component (ndlaunch) preference to True, since downloads of agent upgrade packages and the like can be significantly larger.


Values / range

Boolean (True or False)

Default value


Example values


Command line


Installation component (ndlaunch), inventory component (ndtrack), upload component (ndupload).


-o NetworkSense=True


Installed by

Installation of the FlexNet Inventory Agent, or manual configuration.

Computer preference

Each tool first checks its own registry entry; and if nothing is found there, next checks [Registry]\ManageSoft\Common. The tool-specific registries are:
  • [Registry]\ManageSoft\Launcher\CurrentVersion
  • [Registry]\ManageSoft\Tracker\CurrentVersion
  • [Registry]\ManageSoft\Uploader\CurrentVersion.

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