Activation key is not permanent [annoyance]

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    Akos Buzogany

    I have installed the 30-day demo version for now on my iMac + a firewall in front of it, and after a few days it displayed this message. The biggest change I made in between was installing Ubuntu in my VMWare environment, but it should not influence the MAC addresses of my iMac nor those of the firewall. Are there another parameters taking part in license number generation?

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    Paul Curtis

    Depending upon which product you installed, you have the option to set the MAC address to lock to.  If your MAC address changes, or the adapter becomes unavailable, the activation won't stick.

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    Akos Buzogany

    I am running it on my iMac, I did not change its MAC address. I use only the built-in Ethernet port, and it is available all the time - I hope.

    The only thing I can think of, it is the Ubuntu being installed as a VM. Since the VMWare creates the environment for it with a genetarted MAC-address I can imagine there is a list maintained in the OS X containing the existing MAC addresses, and when I started the CW, it got back the freshly created MAC of the Ubuntu, even if it was not active at the time.

    Anyway, I will check the MAC addresses and the licensing connected to it. I wrote these rows for case other Apple user run into the same problem. 

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    Paul Curtis

    You can check your license situation in the latest versions of CrossWorks using Tools > License Manager, than generate a license diagnosis (last option).  It will give you, and us, some clues.

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    Akos Buzogany

    I tried to do so, but since I use the AVR edition, and the last downloadable build is the first one - 2.0.0 - there is no license diagnosis on the dialog box. I guess it is available on the ARM or MSP430 versions since they look newer - 2.0.3. and 2.0.8.

    Now it displays me again "Not for this machine", and when it generates the e-mail for asking an activation key, it generates an e-mail with the same evaluation registration key as it did the first time, on 2009.09.16! The second attempt was on 09.21. then it made a different key.

    Can you check the requests sent from my e-mail and tell me what MAC addresses are they bound to? So I can look and tell where it belongs on my machine. Or if there is a new release available soon for AVR containing license diagnosis I will wait till it becomes public.

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    Akos Buzogany

    ...now I activated it successfully with the very first activation code, and it correctly displays 23 days being left.

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