I'm new to Cubase and I need to connect a Smartpad by MidiPlus

Unfortunately, the SmartPad manual only discusses Ableton hookups, and I could use some help.
As a second question, why are some of my VST E-licences not working?
Blues Essentials, Funk Essentials, Simon Philips Studio Drums Presets, and a few Halion Sonic Se presets?

If the licence for those is on the usb licencer then you will need that plugged in