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Licensing with SQL Compare 3.0

Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
edited December 15, 2003 8:18AM in SQL Compare Previous Versions
Hi Vik,

I wouldn't expect you to have to use your copy of SQL Compare only from
the office. The software is licensed as per-user, so it would be really
unfair to only let you activate on one machine. On the other hand, not
limiting the number of machines has the result of the software spreading all
over like warm, creamery butter.

If you need extra activations, please send me an email to
support@red-gate.com requesting additional ones, and we will allow a few
more. If you've reached your limit, you'll be refused additional
activations. Nothing bad will happen to your currently activated software,
so if you activate the software a few times and run into a refusal, that's
the time to ask for some more activations.

Thanks,

Brian Donahue
Red Gate Software Support

"Vik Handa" <vhanda@kmpdesigns.com> wrote in message
news:%232diYrGrDHA.1728@server53...
> Hello
>
> I noticed that we must now activate our installed copies of SQL Compare
> prior to using it once the trial period is expired. I have installed 3.0
on
> a machine here at our office and activated it, but now am prompted for the
> activation code when I log into my machine from home via RDP & terminal
> services. Is there any way around this, because I'd rather not make the
> trek into the office to do a compare, as we can only deploy to some of our
> customers over the weekend.
>
> I understand Red Gate's reasons for wanting to tighten up on piracy and
> licesing, but this is, to put it politely, really inconvenient.
>
> Vik Handa
>
> KMP Designs Inc.
>
>

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    Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
    Hi Trev,

    Sorry, but the new licensing server, just like an elephant, 'never
    forgets'. Just get in touch with us if you can't activate the software.

    Thanks,

    Brian Donahue
    Red Gate Technical Support

    "Trev@Work" <bouncer@localhost> wrote in message
    news:KwRXG6JwDHA.1600@server53...
    > "Brian Donahue (Red Gate)" <brian.donahue@red-gate.com> wrote in message
    > news:AM%23QUxRrDHA.1728@server53...
    > > Hi Vik,
    >
    > > If you need extra activations, please send me an email to
    > > support@red-gate.com requesting additional ones, and we will allow a few
    > > more. If you've reached your limit, you'll be refused additional
    > > activations. Nothing bad will happen to your currently activated
    software,
    > > so if you activate the software a few times and run into a refusal,
    that's
    > > the time to ask for some more activations.
    >
    > I have a planned upgrade for my PC in the office (well actually, like my
    > home PC and laptop it's been rebuilt a few times already). Is there a
    > "deactivate" function I can use before dismantling my current PC?
    >
    >
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