The license manager pictured here displays (in order of appearance): A serial number for a rent subscription, a valid license key for a rent subscription, a serial number for a one-period rental, and a valid license key for a one-period rental.
License Type -This column indicates the license type, which could either be a Serial Number or a License Key.
A Serial Number is provided by Gentleware and is used to generate the registration data necessary for the registration process in order to obtain a License Key. It is not an actual key to use the software, but can be used in the interim before the software must be registered.
A License Key is the final license generated during the registration process. Once a License Key is in place, the registration process is complete. These keys need no further attention, unless the copy is moved to another machine or is upgraded to another version.
Product - The name of the product appears in this column.
Version - If a license is restricted to a specific version, this information will appear in this column. If the license applies to any version of the listed product, it will display 'Any'.
Expiration Date - License Keys rented for a single period (month, quarter, or year) have an expiration date, which is displayed in this column.
License Keys that are rented through the rent subscription service do not expire. The renewal date for the subscription is indicated in the column titled, 'Key Renewal Date'.
Key Renewal Date - This column is only relevant for those customers who have taken out a Rent Subscription.
The license key of a subscription product has to be renewed regularly. This is done automatically every month, quarter or year, depending on the chosen payment cycle. A precondition for this automatic key renewal is an active internet connection, otherwise the renewal will have to be manually conducted the next time there is a working internet connection. Of course, renewal problems will also occur when payment has not been received for the next subscription period.
In the event of a problem with the renewal for whatever reason, you will still be able to start and work with the software five additional times.
Rent Subscription - Users with either a fixed-period rental or a subscription rental will see either 'One Period' or 'Unlimited', depending on the rental type.
'Unlimited' indicates that this license is an Rent Subscription with periodical recurring charges. 'One Period' indicates that this license is rented for only one specific time period.
Users who have purchased a license can disregard this field.
Validity - Validity refers to the status of the Serial Number or License Key. When the correct Serial Number or License Key is in place, the field will display 'Valid'. An incorrect or outdated key will display 'Invalid'.
Help files are available directly in the License Manager. To access these files, click on the question mark button in the lower left corner of the License Manager. A Help partition will appear to the right.
From the Help partition, click on 'All Topics' at the bottom of the page. Open the 'Gentleware Product Registration' tree to view the available files.