New service build for Activation center (ACEN) has been released. This update is highly recommended for all Activation center users.

What's new:

[+] License extension flag added to special flags in features panel.

It's now possible to select both "License extension" and "Disable limited license" special flags.

Selection of flags is additionally controlled accordingly to enabled program settings (demo mode and limited license).

"Extend evaluation period" special flag can not be selected together with "Disable limited license" or/and "License extension" flag.

Special flags are now handled in the same way as in PC Guard's activation panel.

[+] Licenses filter added to licenses grid.

Licenses can now be filtered by Site code and license Note. 

[+] Help page added to client interface.

This page includes basic help documentation for activation center client interface. Client can find step-by-step instructions about reviewing orders, adding new licenses and removing, reactivating and transferring existing licenses.

There is also a contact form on help page which client can use to send emails to support department.

[+] Client interface options section added to options page.

New options:

- Enable help page (default: ON)
If enabled help page will be available in client interface.

- Enable help contact form (default: ON)
If enabled contact form will be enabled on help page.

- Start page (Default: Orders)
Default start page for clients after login (Account, Orders or Help page).

[*] Options page redesigned. All options moved to controls. There are now three sections on this page:

- Email options
- Client interface options
- Flexible locking options

[*] Client interface, account page, registration name is now greyed out to mark it as read-only (client can not change registration name).

[*] ACEN Service: AddOrder method updated.

If provided OrderID is zero valid OrderID will be auto-generated.

If provided value for the following parameters is zero, appropriate values from Program data will be used:

- Features
- NetSales
- NetDiscount
- ServiceFee
- TotalSales

[*] Improved and optimized code.

[!] Few minor bugs fixed.

[>] No database structure changes were introduced in this build.

[>] Important: change in acen config file settings. Be sure to update existing acen config file with new options.

[>] web.config is updated with settings for new help page in client interface.

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 09:58

AC Generator 06.00.0210 has been released!

What's new:

[+] Added support for embedding updates policy data into activation file.

[+] Update checking added.

[+] Help menu extended with new options.

[*] Activation panel: Custom features: special flags.

It's now possible to select both "License extension" and "Disable limited license" special flags.

Selection of flags is additionally controlled accordingly to enabled project features (demo mode and limited license).

"Demo mode extension" special flag can not be selected together with "Disable limited license" or/and "License extension" flag.

[>] This version can handle ac generator project files with version 6.1 which were introduced with PC Guard 06.00.0210. Older 6.0 project files are still supported.

Activation suite (ACCS) updated with latest AC Generator.

New V6 service build has been released. This update is highly recommended for all PC Guard V6 users!

What's new:

[*] Improved compatibility of AnyCpy .NET DLL applications on 32bit Windows operating systems.

[*] Improved handling of mixed .NET applications.

[!] Updates policy information was not available via protection interface for initial application release.

[*] AC Generator project file will now include updates policy settings in case activation file feature is enabled in AC Generator panel.

[+] "Reset previous user information" option added to user information settings.

If selected, protection code will replace existing user information with new values if previous (older and activated) update of application is detected on remote computer.

Use this option to update user information on remote computers by sending new update.

[>] AC Generator project file version increased to 6.1.

AC Generator 06.00.0210 fully supports these project files. Older versions of AC Generator will ignore updates policy settings.

[>] Interface dll has been updated. Please be sure to update existing version with this one.

New V6 service build has been released. This update is highly recommended for all PC Guard V6 users!

What's new:

[+] New protection interface structure members:

- PCGI_UpdatesPolicyError (DWORD)

0 - update allowed
1 - update not allowed (accordingly to current updates policy)

- PCGI_FailedUpdateID (DWORD)

Update ID of update which failed updates policy.
(when PCGI_UpdatesPolicyError is set to 1)

Same information is also accessible via environment variables.

[+] "App will handle updates policy" new protection interface option.

If enabled, protected application will be responsible for managing updates policy.

By default, in case update is not allowed error message is displayed and application is closed. In order to prevent this default behaviour you can now handle not allowed updates from your code by checking value of PCGI_UpdatesPolicyError.

[!] Fixed problem with "Auto enter application after x seconds" option in case of the following protection scenarios:

1. remote protection + demo mode + serial numbers + serial number if required for demo mode option.

2. plain/usb + serial numbers 

[!] Fixed problem with CheckForUsbDrive() advanced protection interface function.

[*] TLS section managament improved.

[*] Problems with loading of some 32bit DLL modules on Windows XP resolved.

[!] NET64: Fixed problem with encrypted x64 .NET DLL modules related to Windows updates KB3126587 and KB3126593 on Windows 7 64bit operating systems.

[>] Interface dll (iDLL/iDLL64) has been updated. Please be sure to update existing version with this one.


Protection interface structure has been changed in this release. Although it's still compatible (structure size is unchanged) with previous release we suggest updating existing protection interface definitions in your applications so you can access new data.

Updated protection interface documentation and new versions of include files are also included in this update.