It is now possible to manually activate licenses via the new manual activation service available at http://manualactivation.softwarepotential.com. End users of licensed applications can now manually activate licenses using this service at any time without the need to get the application vendor to activate the license for them.
The new manual activation site ensures a consistent approach to both online and manual (offline) activations, eliminates the errors sometimes experienced in the past with manual activations, and provides end users with the ability to manually activate licenses in a timely fashion without the delays inherent in the old manual activation process.
With the release of this new service we have removed the previous manual activation mechanism from within the Software Potential service web portal.
Manual Activation Request File
To use the new manual activation site, the Activation Request must be uploaded as a text file. In the longer term vendors need to change their manual activation UI to export the Activation Request as a text file. In the interim, if the UI generates a binary encoded Activation Request string, end users can simply copy and paste the Activation Request string to a text file (e.g. using Notepad) that is then uploaded to the manual activation site.
See Manually Activate a License for more details on manual license activation using the new activation site. For an introduction to license activation see Getting Started with License Activation.
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