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HOWTO: Activate DotImage SDK or Server (Including Offline Activation)

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To activate DotImage you will need to have a machine that has access to the internet. This does not mean that you cannot activate the software on a machine that does not have access. IF you are trying to activate the software on a machine that does not have internet access please do the following steps.

SDK (developer) Licensing

  1. Run the DotImage Activation Wizard utility
  2. Perform your activation using the "Activate an SDK license for use on this machine, or a server license" option
  3. ON the enter serials page, put in the SDK serial(s) you need to activate one per line.. no spaces
  4. ensure you select the version you wish to activate for on the version picker
  5. make sure you provide the email and password you used for your Atalasoft account on the email/password page
  6. If the activation succeeds it will say so.. if it gives you an error about not being able to connect it will then prompt you for a location to save the offline activation file(s)
  7. You will need to take the "Offline activation" file(s) and move them to a computer with an internet connection
  8. Once you have the "offline activation" files on a PC that does have an internet connection please go to the following web site. https://www.atalasoft.com/Support/my-portal/Activate-Serial
  9. Make sure you log in to the site using the same email and password you used to activate the license.. you can not log in using someone else's account here...
  10. Follow the instructions on the website for each offline activation file that you have
  11. As you activate the files you will be prompted to save them please do so but remove the ".aspx" extension from the files
  12. Once you have all of the offline activation files you will need to move them back to the computer that they were generated from
  13. Once you have the files back on the original PC Please place them in the following directory for versions of DotImage 4.0 and lower the .lic files will get put here C:\Program Files (x86)\Atalasoft\DotImage 4.0\Bin
    For DotImage 5.0 and newer the .lic files will need to go here C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Local\Atalasoft\DotImage X.X\ (where x.x is the version such as 11.1 etc..)

If you are using DotTwain then here is where the DotTwain license's need to go into the following directory's for 2.1 and older: C:\Program Files\Atalasoft\DotTwain 2.1\Bin
and for DotTwain 5.0 and up, the .lic file will go here C:\users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Local\Atalasoft\DotTwain X.X\ (where x.x is the version such as 11.1 etc..)

Server Licensing

Bind to IP from any Connected Machine (recommended)

If you are activating a Server license, please note the following:

If you are activating with bind to IP address, you do not need to run the activation on the server itself.. you can run it from any Internet connected machine.

  1. Run the DotImage Activation Wizard on a machine that has an active internet connection (note, you do not need to install the SDK.. you can just run the activation wizard (available here))
  2. When prompted enter your server License key and ensure the version selection matches the version of DotImage you are licensing
  3. When asked "server or client side" always respond Server (the client side is no longer used for any supported options)
  4. When prompted enter the IP address of you server (if you server has more than one IP, you only need to pick one of them ... the IP address needs to the IP's that are on the server when you run the IPCONFIG utility from the command prompt. (Note that user name and server name are optional/informational)
  5. On the username and password screen, the user name is the email address and password you use to log in to the Atalasoft site
  6. If the activation site can be reached, then it will return a valid .lic file... this is the final license and you should save the lic file to the bin directory of the application(s) being licensed and your process is done
  7. If the Activation server could not be reached, it will return offline activation file that you will need to complete from another machine.. save this file on the local hard drive
  8. Copy the offline activation file to another machine which has Internet access to complete the offline process...
  9. In a web browser, visit https://www.atalasoft.com/Support/my-portal/Activate-Serial 
    IMPORTANT: Make sure you log in to the Atalasoft web site with the same email/password you provided back in the previous step here..
  10. The offline activate serial page will ask you to browse.. choose the offline file you copied from the previous step and submit it.. you should receive a file with a .lic extension.. NOTE: Do not rename this file.. the file name must be exactly as provided... save this file and repeat the offline process with any additional offline activation files you need to get .lic files for
  11. Copy the .lic file(s) back to the server and place into the bin directory of the application(s) to be licensed. NOTE that the license is good for any number of applications on the same server for that version of DotImage.. each app being licensed needs a copy of the .lic file to be placed in the bin directory of the application

Bind to Machine ID

If you need to bind to machine ID with a server license then you do have to run the activation wizard from the machine being licensed. Please follow this process:

  1. Run the DotImage Activation Wizard (available here) on the server in question
  2. When prompted, enter your server license key and ensure the version selection matches the version of DotImage you are licensing
  3. When asked "server or client side" always respond Server (the client side is no longer used for any supported options)
  4. When on the screen for Machine ID or IP address, select Machine ID (Note that user name and server name are optional/informational)
  5. On the username and password screen, the user name is the email address and password you use to log in to the Atalasoft site
  6. If the activation site can be reached, then it will return a valid .lic file... this is the final license and you should save the lic file to the bin directory of the application(s) being licensed and your process is done
  7. If the Activation server could not be reached, it will return offline activation file that you will need to complete from another machine.. save this file on the local hard drive
  8. ​Copy the offline activation file to another machine which has Internet access to complete the offline process...
  9. In a web browser, visithttps://www.atalasoft.com/Support/my-portal/Activate-Serial  IMPORTANT: Make sure you log in to the Atalasoft web site with the same email/password you provided back in the previous step here..
  10. The offline activate serial page will ask you to browse.. choose the offline file you copied from the previous step and submit it.. you should receive a file with a .lic extension.. NOTE: Do not rename this file.. the file name must be exactly as provided... save this file and repeat the offline process with any additional offline activation files you need to get .lic files for
  11. Copy the .lic file(s) back to the server and place into the bin directory of the application(s) to be licensed. NOTE: The license is good for any number of applications on the same server for that version of DotImage.. each app being licensed needs a copy of the .lic file to be placed in the bin directory of the application

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Q10190 - HOWTO: Offline Activation of DotImage

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