I support a package called NetViz which previously just needed to be repackaged and worked fine. I used WinstallLe, removed the extra stuff I didnt want, cleaned up the MSI and everything worked. However, licensing has changed. There is a particular license for each copy for NetViz. I asked for a site-license but we dont pay them enough money (over a million dollars). I tried just using one license and managing the number of licenses myself except the program sends a broadcast out to the network to see if anyone else has that serial number.

What I would like to do is set it up so that each client gets their own license. Thankfully, the license key is kept in HKLM so it is rather easy to change. I could create MSTs for each of the licenses but we are talking about 25 licenses and that really isnt an elegant solution.

Is there any other easier way to have a package have a license based on a particular computer or something like that? Or am I going to have to maintain 25 MSTs? Thanks.
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You could include a sort of "ini" file with your package, and use a CA to read the license key into a property.

Answered 05/27/2005 by: WiseUser
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