Hollsco Group - Deprecated Products

The Hollsco Group has many end-user retail software products and utilities available. The following products have reached end-of-life, and are no longer being developed or actively supported:

LicenseID   Automated bar/restaurant age verification system
TreeMenu   Automatic hierarchal menu generator for IIS/ASP
VBIndent   Visual Basic source code formatting tool
DNSCheck   DNS server monitoring system (free!)
EudoraPass   Eudora email password recovery utility (free!)
SatCalc   Online satellite angle calculation utility (free!)
DOS   Various older DOS applications


LicenseID age verification application is a sophisticated yet simple to use application for use in nightclubs, restaurants, or any place that instant, qualified validation of age is required. It is used in conjunction with a standard magnetic stripe (Track 2) card reader to read the stored information on a standard driver's license, and instantly identify those patrons who are underage. As well, it displays the information stored on the magnetic stripe of the card, to allow your employees to confirm the information against that shown on the front of the card.

LicenseID can just as easily be run behind the bar, where dim lighting and noise is not conducive to proper verification of ID. A quick swipe of the customer's drivers license, and your bar personnel can confirm that your customer is of age.


TreeMenu is a flexible ActiveX component that installs on your Windows machine running Microsoft Internet Information Server. TreeMenu allows you to quickly and easily create and maintain a menu tree in your ASP web pages. The web tree menu is generated dynamically on every ASP page - You can change the menu on every web page instantly by making a simple change in a single file.

This web site uses the TreeMenu component in text mode for navigation. Explore the site by clicking on the various links to the left - the menu you are browsing through is being dynamically generated by TreeMenu. Changing the menu appearance on every page in the site is as simple as making a change in one place using the easy-to-use configuration utility.


VBIndent, the Visual Basic formatting tool examines your Visual Basic code line by line and makes adjustments to improve readability, ease of maintenance and structure. It is quite capable of taking poorly written code and turning it into easily read, easily maintained code.

It examines code and uniformly re-indents it, restructuring multiple statement lines into fully indented, properly formatted code. It will rename all variables throughout the project based on a user-defined standardized system, so that any variable is instantly identifiable in terms of scope and type, anywhere in the project. It finds tough nesting errors and identifies the exact line causing the problem.

VBIndent standardizes comments to a specific column, and can insert standardized procedure definition comments to aid in maintaining documented code. And when it is finished, it creates a detailed code profile, extremely useful for all programmers working on a project, detailing the procedures, variables and standards used within the project.


DNSCheck, the DNS monitoring utility was written to combat a bug in the Windows build of BIND 9. Under load, it appears that BIND 9 simply stops answering queries on either or both TCP and/or UDP ports, although the service continues to run, so service recovery does not solve the problem.

Most other DNS monitoring applications, monitor the UDP port only. When the BIND's TCP port would hang, the other applications would not detect it. Because the TCP port is usually used for zone transfers, this is a critical problem on a primary or secondary DNS.

This monitor does a simple lookup against both the TCP and UDP ports at a preset interval. If it receives no response, it initiates a reset sequence that stops and restarts the DNS server.

Technically this application will work on any Windows-based DNS server, although it was written specifically to combat BIND 9 problems. DNSCheck is offered free of charge!


EudoraPass, the Eudora password recovery tool is a simple password recovery tool for Windows. If you are using Eudora as your email client, you may have forgotten just what your POP3 mail passwords are. Using EudoraPass will scan your Eudora configuration, find the encrypted passwords stored inside, decrypt them, and display them to you. Never again worry about forgetting one of your POP3 passwords!

EudoraPass works with any Windows version of Eudora.

EudoraPass is offered free of charge!


SatCalc, the Satellite Aiming aid is used to calculate the distance or height required to clear an obstruction when aiming at a satellite. You will need to know the elevation of the satellite for your area, and either the height of the obstruction, or the distance from the obstruction. You can find out the elevation for your area from our SatCalc View page.

If you know the height of the obstruction, SatCalc will tell you the minimum distance from the obstruction that you will need to set your dish in order to be able to "view" the satellite. 

If you know the distance from the obstruction, SatCalc will tell you the maximum height that you will be able to clear. 

SatCalc is offered as a free online utility.


Hollsco Group also offers some older, unsupported DOS based applications.