New service build for Activation center (ACEN) has been released. This update is highly recommended for all Activation center users.
[+] Database information control added to options page.
This control provides information about server, sql instance, sql server version and activation center database name.
[#] Backup option moved from administrator dashboard to database information control.
[+] Activation center version information control added.
This control displays information about acen version, type (full, demo) and code type (source-code, pre-compiled).
[*] ACEN web service updates:
1. AddWebLicense method updated:
Default program features are used for generation of activation code if no feature is set in provided serial number.
2. WebLicenseID value added to Result structure.
WebLicenseID holds value of new web license id after new web license is added or after replacing or transferring existing web license. This value is required by ReactivateWebLicense method.
3. OrderID value added to Result structure.
OrderID holds new order id value and is set by AddOrder method. This value is required if you are using auto-generation of OrderID when calling this method (OrderID is set to 0 when calling AddOrder).
[*] Acenservice sample application has been updated to reflect latest changes in acen web service methods.
[*] Web licensing model changes:
1. Custom counters added to web license.
Default Program custom counters are now used for generation of web licenses. If custom counters are not empty (at least single custom counter is set) extended activation code will be generated. If empty, standard activation code will be generated.
2. Web license expiration date can be changed in administrator mode.
Updated expiration date will be used for generation of new license when same web license is updated via web service.
3. Web licensing now supports multiple licenses per single serial number.
Number of granted web licenses is set in Program settings (default: 1)
In order to implement this feature some changes were required in acen web service:
- UpdateWebLicense method is no longer available and is replaced with two new methods:
a) ReactivateWebLicense (this method will reactivate web license on original computer)
b) TransferWebLicense (this method will transfer web license to another computer)
Please refer to product manual for detailed information about new methods.
[#] Web licenses grid moved to separate control (GridWebLicenses)
[#] Program control redesigned. Activation, Limited license and Web licensing separated into sub-controls for easier editing.
[+] Program: New option: Number of granted web licenses per serial number.
Valid values: 1-100, default value: 1
This option determines number of allowed web licenses per single serial number.
By default, only single license is granted per single serial number.
[*] Program data update policy changed:
Web licensing enabled option can not be disabled in case there are existing web licenses for the program.
Limited license option can not be changed in case there are existing orders for the program.
[>] acen.config file has been moved to \conf directory. Please be sure to move your existing acen.config file to this directory when upgrading.
[>] Some information has been moved from web.config file in order to make easier updating of ACEN in the future.
[>] Upgrade script is available for users upgrading from previous release.
Please refer to whatsnew.txt document for detailed information and upgrade instructions.