Easysoft Licensing User Guide - Windows Licensing

Licensing Easysoft products under Windows

This section explains how to obtain each type of license for an Easysoft product under Windows.

It also explains how to remove a license and how to preserve one when re-installing software.

Chapter Guide

Obtaining trial licenses

A trial license gives you full use of an Easysoft product for a limited period (usually 14 days).

How you obtain a trial license depends on whether the machine on which you intend to use the software is online or offline.

Obtaining trial licenses (Online method)

If the machine on which you intend to use the software has a connection to the Internet (is online), work through these steps to obtain a trial license:

1.  Download and install the software if you have not already done so.

 The License Manager starts automatically at the end of the install procedure.

2.  If the License Manager is not already open choose Start > Programs > Easysoft > Easysoft Licensing > License Manager.

3.  Fill in the Name, E-Mail Address, Company, Telephone and Facsimile fields in the Contact Information section on the main screen of the License Manager:

Figure 1: Obtaining trial licenses via the Windows License Manager

4.  Click Request License.

 If there is a problem at this point you will see a message displayed within a dialog box.

 Click Help for more details, as documented in Troubleshooting.

5.  Choose Trial, then click Next.

6.  Choose the product you are licensing, then click Next.

7.  Choose Online Request.

 After a few moments, a message is displayed telling you the number of licenses that have been added.

The product is now licensed and you can begin using it.

Obtaining trial licenses (Offline method)

If the machine on which you intend to use the software does not have a connection to the Internet (is offline), work through these steps to obtain a trial license:

1.  Download and install the software if you have not already done so.

 The License Manager starts automatically at the end of the install procedure.

2.  If the License Manager is not already open, choose Start > Programs > Easysoft > Easysoft Licensing > License Manager.

3.  Fill in the Name, E-Mail Address, Company, Telephone and Facsimile fields in the Contact Information section on the main screen of the License Manager (see Figure 1).

4.  Click Request License.

If there is a problem at this point you will see a message displayed within a dialog box.

Click Help for more details, as documented in Troubleshooting.

5.  Choose Trial, then click Next.

6.  Choose the product you are licensing, then click Next.

7.  Choose View Request.

 A separate window opens displaying a string in the format XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.

 This is the machine number which you must supply to Easysoft.

8.  In the window displaying the machine number, choose File > Save To File then enter a filename and click Save. Email this file to license@easysoft.com and your license key(s) will be emailed to you shortly.

 If necessary, you can close the License Manager and reopen it when you receive your license keys.

9.  When you receive your license key(s), either:

¯ OR ¯

The product is now licensed and you can begin using it.

If you cannot use email, then choose Print Request (at step 7).

You can then fax or telephone the machine number details to the Licensing Department at Easysoft.

A member of staff will forward your license key(s) to you so that you can continue withstep 9.

Contact Licensing at:

Tel: +44 (0)1937 863 450
Fax: +44 (0)1937 863 550

Obtaining purchased licenses

Purchased licenses are available for either a fixed or unlimited number of concurrent database connections and give you permenant use of an Easysoft product.

How you obtain a purchased license depends on whether the machine on which you intend to use the software is online or offline.

Obtaining purchased licenses (Online method)

If the machine on which you intend to use the software has a connection to the Internet (is online), work through these steps to obtain a purchased license:

1.  Download the software if you have not already done so.

2.  Obtain your authorization code by purchasing the software either from the Easysoft web site (http://www.easysoft.com) or by contacting the Sales Department on +44 (0) 1937 860 000.

 Your authorization code(s) will be emailed to you.

3.  When you receive your authorization code(s), install the software if you have not already done so.

 The License Manager starts automatically at the end of the install procedure.

4.  If the License Manager is not already open, choose Start > Programs > Easysoft > Easysoft Licensing > License Manager.

5.  Fill in the Name, E-Mail Address, Company, Telephone and Facsimile fields in the Contact Information section on the main screen of the License Manager:

Figure 2: Obtaining purchased licenses via the Windows License Manager

6.  Click Request License.

 If there is a problem at this point you will see a message displayed within a dialog box.

 Click Help for more details, as documented in Troubleshooting.

7.  Choose Full License, then click Next.

8.  Enter your authorization code(s), then click Next.

9.  Choose Online Request.

 After a few moments, a message is displayed telling you the number of licenses that have been added.

The product is now licensed and you can begin using it.

Obtaining purchased licenses (Offline method)

If the machine on which you intend to use the software does not have a connection to the Internet (is offline), work through these steps to obtain a purchased license:

1.  Download the software if you have not already done so.

2.  Obtain your authorization code by purchasing the software from Easysoft by contacting the Sales Department on +44 (0) 1937 860 000.

 Your authorization code(s) will be emailed to you.

3.  When you receive your authorization code(s), install the software if you have not already done so.

 The License Manager starts automatically at the end of the install procedure.

4.  If the License Manager is not already open, choose Start > Programs > Easysoft > Easysoft Licensing > License Manager.

5.  Fill in the Name, E-Mail Address, Company, Telephone and Facsimile fields in the Contact Information section on the main screen of the License Manager (see Figure 2).

6.  Click Request License.

 If there is a problem at this point you will see a message displayed within a dialog box.

 Click Help for more details, as documented in Troubleshooting.

7.  Choose Full License, then click Next.

8.  Enter your authorization code(s), then click Next.

9.  Choose View Request.

 A separate window opens displaying a string in the format XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.

 This is the machine number which you must supply to Easysoft.

10.  In the window displaying the machine number, choose File > Save To File then enter a filename and click Save. Email this file to license@easysoft.com and your license key(s) will be emailed to you shortly.

 If necessary, you can close the License Manager and reopen it when you receive your license keys.

11.  When you receive your license key(s), either:

¯ OR ¯

The product is now licensed and you can begin using it.

If you cannot use email , then choose Print Request (at step 9).

You can then fax or telephone the machine number details to the Licensing Department at Easysoft.

A member of staff will forward your license key(s) to you so that you can continue with step 11.

Contact Licensing at:

Tel: +44 (0)1937 863 450
Fax: +44 (0)1937 863 550

Removing a license

Occasionally you might want to remove a license (if the license has expired, for example).

To remove a license:

1.  Choose Start > Programs > Easysoft > Easysoft Licensing > License Manager.

2.  Click Remove License.

 A dialog box appears, listing the licenses on this machine.

3.  Click on each license that you want to delete.

4.  Click Next.

 A dialog box is displayed, asking you to confirm that you want to delete each selected license.

5.  Click Delete or Do Not Delete for each license as appropriate.

Preserving licenses when upgrading software

When a license is added to an Easysoft product running under Windows, the licenses are added into the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Easysoft\Licences

Licenses are not removed with the software when an Easysoft product is removed by selecting Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.

Similarly, licenses are not over-written if an Easysoft product is upgraded and will still be utilised by the upgraded software.

However, any hardware change or re-installation of an operating system can result in removal or nullification of the license.

To prevent this take a copy of the registry key and store the file away from your server.

If the server is rebuilt the registry key can then be added back on to the server.