Bongo requires license each time opening rhino and it's very annoying

Rhino 7 SR9 2021-7-26 (Rhino 7, 7.9.21207.13001, Git hash:master @ ac97aa17036c84be4754eb24c230288a169a27bb)
License type: Evaluation, build 2021-07-26
License details: Stand-Alone
Expires on: 2021-10-06

Windows 10.0.19043 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 16Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [58% battery remaining]

Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 7-9-2021 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 3 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1
Primary OpenGL: AMD Radeon ™ R7 M360 (AMD) Memory: 4GB, Driver date: 7-6-2021 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.14831 Compatibility Profile Context 21.Q2.1 27.20.21026.2006
> Integrated accelerated graphics device (shares primary device ports)
- Video pass-through to primary display device

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.6 (primary GPU’s maximum)

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: ATI Technologies Inc.
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60
Driver Date: 7-6-2021
Driver Version: 27.20.21026.2006
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 4 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Karamba\License\Karamba3D_LicensePlugin_Rhino7.rhp “Karamba3DLicense”
C:\Program Files\Bongo 2.0 (64-bit)\Rhino6\Bongo.20.rhp “Bongo 2.0”
C:\ProgramData\Beam\App\MKS\bin\RHINOBEAM.dll “MKS BEAM”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Tibidabo\VisualARQ.rhp “VisualARQ”
C:\Users\WhateverHussein\AppData\Local\Programs\Enscape\Bin64\Enscape.Rhino7.Plugin.dll “Enscape.Rhino7.Plugin” 0.0.21201.1426
C:\Users\WhateverHussein\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\KeyShot10RhinoPlugin (ccedd9da-83b9-429a-aec5-8ec90b85fe67)\\KeyShot10RhinoPlugin\Rhino 7\KeyShot10RhinoPlugin.rhp “KeyShot10RhinoPlugin”
C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\V-Ray for Rhinoceros\V7\VRayForRhino.rhp “V-Ray for Rhino”
C:\Users\WhateverHussein\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\AMDDenoiser\0.5.2\AMDDenoiser.Windows.rhp “AMDDenoiser.Windows”
C:\Users\WhateverHussein\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\Bullant\\bullant.rhp “bullant”
C:\Users\WhateverHussein\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\EleFront\4.2.2\ElefrontProperties.rhp “ElefrontProperties”
C:\Users\WhateverHussein\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\ggKaramba\\ggKaramba.rhp “ggKaramba”
C:\Users\WhateverHussein\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\ggRhinoIFC\\ggRhinoIFC.rhp “ggRhinoIFC”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.9.21207.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\AnimationTools.rhp “AnimationTools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.9.21207.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.9.21207.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.9.21207.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.9.21207.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Users\WhateverHussein\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\PanelingTools\2021.3.2.446\PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools”


What is the error message you’re getting on each start up?
I can see that you’re using the Evaluation version of Rhino. Are you using the Evaluation version also of Bongo?
The Bongo Evaluation version will tell you each time how many days it has left but it shouldn’t ask for the license key every time.

license validation, I have uploaded a screenshot
this happened in the least 2 service release of rhino 7.9

Have you validated your Bongo license? The license validation reminder should go away as soon as you have validated your license.

yup ,I have with evaluation license and after evaluation and closing rhino file and opening new one I get the validation again …It’s very annoying to validate it each time @marika_almgren


Open File Explorer and paste %appdata%\mcneel\Rhinoceros\6.0\License Manager\licenses in the address bar

You should see a file called 1ABD5EFC-2C65-11D7-B6F7-0050BABF6BC2.lic. Right click it and choose Properties, then go to the Security tab and ensure you have Read and Write permissions.


If not, edit the permissions and run Rhino again to see if the license sticks. If this still fails try deleting the file and running Rhino again. If you’re still having issues let us know.