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3.25. Borrowing a 5.x License: NLicense Doesn't Display Activation ID

Applies to:
Palisade Concurrent Network releases 5.x

Problem:
I want to borrow a license for off-network use.  As instructed, I copy NLicense.exe from the server to C:\Program Files\Palisade\System on my workstation, and then run the program.  But it opens with only "Enter Activation ID" in the Borrow License box (or it shows an obsolete Activation ID).  How do I make it show the Activation ID so that I don't have to type it in every time?

Response:
You can register the desired Activation ID by making a simple edit to the System Registry.  (Depending on your privilege level on your computer, you may have to get an administrator to do this for you.)

Method A:

  1. Open Notepad or another plain-text editor, and paste in this code, all on one line:
    reg add HKLM\Software\Palisade\network\5000000 /v ActivationID /t REG_SZ /d 99-9999999-ABCDEF-GHI

  2. Change 5000000 to your serial number, and change 99-9999999-ABCDEF-GHI to your Activation ID.

  3. Add a second line, with this command:
    pause

  4. Save the file to your desktop with a .bat extension.  Right-click it and select Run As Administrator.  If asked for permission to change an existing ActivationID, answer Y for yes.

Method B:

  1. Click Start » Run » Regedit.  In the left-hand pane, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432node\Palisade in 64-bit Windows or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Palisade in 32-bit Windows

  2. Double-click on Palisade to expand the folder.

  3. Does a Network key appear under Palisade?  If not, right-click in the blank area in the right-hand pane and create it as a new key.

  4. Double-click on Network in the left pane to expand it.

  5. Now look at your Activation ID. The seven-digit number is your serial number.  Look under Network in the left pane.  Does your serial number appear under Network?  If not, right-click in the blank area in the right-hand pane and create it as a new key.

  6. Double-click the serial number in the left pane.

  7. In the empty part of the right-hand pane, if the value ActivationID does not exist, right-click and select New » String Value (not a new key).  ActivationID is the name of the new value — note the capitalization, and do not put a space before ID.

  8. Double-click on Activation ID in the right-hand pane, and carefully type in your full Activation ID, including the hyphens.

  9. Close Regedit.

Now when you open NLicense and click on your server name in the first box, it will show your Activation ID in the Borrow License box.

last edited: 2012-06-19

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