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									                Autodesk        ®




Stand-Alone Licensing Guide

               2004
                     February 2003
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Contents




Chapter 1   Autodesk Stand-Alone Licensing .                     .       .       .       .       .   .   .   .       .       .       1
            Introduction . . . . . . .               .       .       .       .       .       .   .   .   .   .   .       .       .2
            Stand-Alone License Technology .         .       .       .       .       .       .   .   .   .   .   .       .       .2


Chapter 2   Manage Your Stand-Alone License .                            .       .       .       .   .   .   .       .       .       3
            Check Product Information . . . . .                              .       .       .   .   .   .   .   .       .       .   4
                 View Product Information . . . .                            .       .       .   .   .   .   .   .       .       .   4
                 Save License Information as a Text File                     .       .       .   .   .   .   .   .       .       .   5
            Authorize or Purchase an Autodesk Product                        .       .       .   .   .   .   .   .       .       .   5


Chapter 3   Use a Stand-Alone License with a Locked Product .                                            .   .       .       .       7
            Move Your Stand-Alone License from One Computer to Another .                                                 .       .8
            Prepare and Distribute an Autodesk Product Using a Master Image .                                            .       .8
            Troubleshoot a License Error . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                       .       11
                 Stand-Alone License Error Caused by a Hardware Change . .                                               .       11
                 Stand-Alone License Error Caused by Changes to License Files                                            .       12
                 Stand-Alone License Error Caused by Reinstalling an
                               Operating System . . . . . . . . . .                                                      .       12
                 Stand-Alone License Error Caused by Changing the
                               System Date and Time . . . . . . . . .                                                    .       13


            Index    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .       .       .       .       .       .       .   .   .   .       .       . 15


                                                                                                                                     iii
iv
Autodesk Stand-Alone
Licensing


This guide provides information and instructions for     In this chapter
managing an Autodesk® stand-alone license on a single-   ■ Introduction
                                                         ■ Stand-Alone License
user workstation.
                                                            Technology

If you are running a network version of your Autodesk

product, see your administrator for information about

managing a network license.




                                                                                 1
Introduction
               A stand-alone license allows you to run an Autodesk product on a single
               workstation. To obtain a license, you authorize your product.
               You can use your Autodesk product for thirty days before you are required to
               authorize it. You can also authorize your license at any time before the expi-
               ration date. After the expiration date, you cannot run your Autodesk product
               until you register and authorize the product.
               When you register your product, you receive an authorization code. You
               enter the authorization code in the Product Authorization wizard, which is
               displayed every time you launch an unauthorized product. For more infor-
               mation about registering and authorizing your product, see your product’s
               Stand-Alone Installation Guide, which is available on your product CD Browser
               or in the product’s Help system.
               The license file stays on your workstation when you uninstall your product.
               If you reinstall your Autodesk product on the same workstation, the license
               information is still valid. You do not have to reauthorize the product.


Stand-Alone License Technology
               Autodesk supports two types of stand-alone license technology that manage
               your license, referred to in your product as unlocked or locked.
               ■    Unlocked. A license technology that does not support time-based licens-
                    ing and that is not bound to the computer on which you are running an
                    Autodesk product.
               ■    Locked. A license technology that provides many license options and
                    features, including the ability to move a license from one computer to
                    another.

               If you are not sure whether you have an unlocked or locked version of your
               Autodesk product, you can view your license details. To view your license
               details, see “Check Product Information” on page 4.




2   |   Chapter 1    Autodesk Stand-Alone Licensing
Manage Your Stand-
Alone License


This chapter provides information about viewing your      In this chapter
product license information, saving your license infor-   ■ Check Product Information
                                                          ■ Authorize or Purchase an
mation as a text file, and authorizing or purchasing a
                                                             Autodesk Product
product.




                                                                                        3
Check Product Information
               You can view detailed information about your Autodesk® product and your
               product license (such as the license usage type and the license behavior), and
               then save this information as a text file.
               License usage types include the following:

               ■    Commercial. A license for a product that was purchased commercially.
               ■    Not for Resale. A license for a product that is not sold commercially.
               ■    Educational (EDU)/Institution. A license designed specifically for educa-
                    tional institutions.
               ■    Student Portfolio. A license for students who are using an Autodesk prod-
                    uct as part of their curriculum.
               ■    Trial. A license that allows individuals to try the product. This license
                    expires after a predefined period.

               License behaviors are as follows:

               ■    Permanent. Allows permanent use of an Autodesk product.
               ■    Term Extendable. Allows access to an Autodesk product for a limited
                    period of time. The term can be extended at any time.
               ■    Term Non-Extendable. Allows access to an Autodesk product for a
                    limited period of time. The term cannot be extended.

               View Product Information
               You can view detailed information about your Autodesk product and your
               product license, such as the license usage type and the license behavior.

               To view product information
               1 On the Help menu, click About.
               2 In the About [Autodesk Product] window, click Product Information.
               3 In the Product Information dialog box, view details about your product
                 and the product license.
               4 In the Product Information dialog box, click Close.




4   |   Chapter 2    Manage Your Stand-Alone License
      Save License Information as a Text File
      You can save your product license information as a text file.

      To save license information as a text file
      1 On the Help menu, click About.
      2 In the About [Autodesk Product] window, click Product Information.
      3 In the Product Information dialog box, click Save As Text File.
      4 In the License Information-Save As dialog box, name the file and choose
        a location where you want to save the file, and then click Save.
      5 In the Product Information dialog box, click Close.


Authorize or Purchase an Autodesk Product
      If you have a locked version of an Autodesk product, you can authorize or
      purchase your Autodesk product either while you are running the product
      (using the About option on the Help menu) or when you start the program.

      To authorize or purchase an Autodesk product from the Help menu
      1 On the Help menu, click About.
      2 In the About [Autodesk Product] window, click Product Information.
      3 In the Product Information dialog box, click Authorize.
      4 In the [Autodesk Product] Product Authorization window, select one of the
        following options, and then click Next.

        ■   Authorize the Product
        ■   Buy the Product

      5 On the Register Today page, follow the on-screen instructions.




                              Authorize or Purchase an Autodesk Product      |   5
6
Use a Stand-Alone
License with a Locked
Product

If you have a locked version of an Autodesk® product,   In this chapter
you can move your product license from one computer     ■ Move Your Stand-Alone License
                                                           from One Computer to
to another without needing to purchase separate            Another

licenses for each computer.                             ■ Prepare and Distribute an
                                                           Autodesk Product Using a
                                                           Master Image

                                                        ■ Troubleshoot a License Error




                                                                                      7
Move Your Stand-Alone License from One
Computer to Another
               If you have a locked version of an Autodesk product and you want to use the
               product on more than one computer without purchasing a separate license,
               you must use the Portable License utility.

               To use the Portable License utility

               ■    For Windows XP. On the Start menu (Windows), click All Programs ➤
                    Autodesk ➤ [Autodesk product name] ➤ Portable License Utility.
               ■    For Windows® 2000 and Windows NT® 4.0. On the Start menu (Win-
                    dows), click Programs ➤ Autodesk ➤ [Autodesk product name] ➤ Portable
                    License Utility.

               To learn more about the Portable License utility, see Help in the utility.


Prepare and Distribute an Autodesk Product
Using a Master Image
               There are situations (for example, at a trade show or in a classroom) when
               you need to run a locked version of an Autodesk product on more than one
               computer. It is time-consuming to install the product and any demo or train-
               ing files on every computer. By using partition-imaging software, such as
               Norton Ghost, you can install a product on one computer, and then create
               an image of that computer’s boot partition. When you restore this master
               image on additional computers, you have a working product on each
               computer.
               However, there are licensing concerns when you work with an Autodesk
               product in this way. Stand-alone license files are valid only on the computer
               where they are authorized. If you copy the same license files to different com-
               puters, the product won’t run on any of the computers. Therefore, the master
               image that you create must not contain any license files. Products must be
               authorized on each computer individually. After authorization, the license
               files must not be modified or deleted, so you must take steps to preserve them
               if you ever need to restore the master image again.




8   |   Chapter 3    Use a Stand-Alone License with a Locked Product
There are two scenarios that affect how you use partition imaging software
with Autodesk products. The scenarios are as follows:

■   You prepare a master image to initially distribute Autodesk products to
    one or more computers (for example, when initially setting up newly pur-
    chased computers). The master image is restored only once. If you want to
    prepare a product for a one-time distribution, follow the procedure in “To
    distribute an Autodesk product to multiple computers using a master
    image” on page 9.
■   You use the master image to restore one or more computers to a known
    state after the Autodesk products have been authorized (for example, in a
    classroom). If you have authorized an Autodesk product, and later need to
    restore a master image (for example, to initialize computers before each
    new class begins), follow the procedure in “To distribute an Autodesk
    product to multiple computers using a master image” on page 9. After
    that, follow the procedure in “To restore an Autodesk product using a mas-
    ter image” on page 10.

To distribute an Autodesk product to multiple computers using a master
image
1 Install your Autodesk product on one computer. For more information
  about installing, see your Autodesk product’s Stand-Alone Installation
  Guide. Do not authorize the product, because any authorization will be
  lost after the next step.
2 In Windows Explorer, locate the following directory (as appropriate for
  your operating system), and then delete the Product Licenses folder.

    ■   For Windows XP and Windows 2000. C:\Documents and Settings\All
        Users\Application Data\Macrovision\SafeCast\Product Licenses
    ■   For Windows NT 4.0. C:\WINNT\Profiles\All Users\Application
        Data\Macrovision\SafeCast\Product Licenses

3 Using partition-imaging software, such as Norton Ghost, create an image
  of the entire boot partition and save it to a writeable CD or a shared net-
  work drive.
4 On each computer where you want your Autodesk product to run, restore
  the master image using the same partition-imaging software.
5 On each computer, start and authorize the product.
The product now runs on each computer. You removed the license files
before you created the master image. When you start the product on each
computer, the product creates a new license file for each computer.




Prepare and Distribute an Autodesk Product Using a Master Image           |   9
               To restore an Autodesk product using a master image
               Any time after you authorize your Autodesk product, if you need to restore a
               master image again, you must back up the license files, restore the image, and
               then put back the license files.
               For each computer where you want to restore your Autodesk product, follow
               these steps:
               1 Exit the Autodesk product. Do not run the product again until after you
                 have completed this procedure.
               2 In Windows Explorer, locate the following directory (as appropriate for
                 your operating system):

                 ■   For Windows XP and Windows 2000. C:\Documents and Settings\All
                     Users\Application Data\Macrovision\SafeCast\Product Licenses
                 ■   For Windows NT 4.0. C:\WINNT\Profiles\All Users\Application
                     Data\Macrovision\SafeCast\Product Licenses

               3 Copy the Product Licenses folder to a location other than the partition that
                 will be restored, such as a diskette.
               4 Using partition-imaging software, such as Norton Ghost, restore the
                 desired partition image. (To make a partition image, see “To distribute an
                 Autodesk product to multiple computers using a master image” on page
                 9.)
               5 Copy the Product Licenses folder that you created in step 4 to its original
                 location. (Step 2 in this procedure shows the exact path to the original
                 location.)
               When you copied the partition image again, any files that were altered dur-
               ing training or other use are back in their original state and ready to use
               again. The license files are preserved, and no reauthorization is necessary.




10   |   Chapter 3   Use a Stand-Alone License with a Locked Product
Troubleshoot a License Error
      If you have a locked version of an Autodesk product, when you authorize the
      product, only the computer that you used to authorize is licensed to run the
      product. If you make certain changes to your computer, your stand-alone
      license might fail; you receive a license error, and you won’t be able to use
      your product.


      Note Some license errors require you to reauthorize your product. If you need
      to reauthorize your product, the Product Authorization wizard is displayed when
      you try to run the product. To reauthorize your product, follow the instructions
      in the Product Authorization wizard.

      Any of the following might cause a license to fail:

      ■   Hardware changes
      ■   Changes to a license file
      ■   Reinstallation of an operating system
      ■   Changes to the system date and time

      Stand-Alone License Error Caused by a
      Hardware Change
      If you have a locked version of an Autodesk product and you replace or
      reconfigure hardware on the computer where your Autodesk product license
      resides, the stand-alone license might fail. You won’t be able to use your
      product.
      To prevent a license error in this case, use the Portable License utility to
      export your license file to another computer. After you make the hardware
      change, you can move the license file back. For instructions on accessing the
      Portable License utility, see “To use the Portable License utility” on page 8. If
      you want more information about the Portable License utility, see Help in the
      Utility.


      Note If you do not have another computer available, you may not be able to
      prevent a license error. If you get a license error when you change your hard-
      ware, you may have to reauthorize your license. See “Authorize or Purchase an
      Autodesk Product” on page 5.




                                               Troubleshoot a License Error      |   11
               Stand-Alone License Error Caused by Changes to
               License Files
               If you have a locked version of an Autodesk product and you make any
               changes to files in your license folder, you might receive a license error. You
               won’t be able to use your product.
               Your license files are installed in the following location, depending on your
               operating system:
               For Windows XP and Windows 2000. C:\Documents and Settings\All
               Users\Application Data\Macrovision\SafeCast\Product Licenses
               For Windows NT 4.0. C:\WINNT\Profiles\All Users\Application Data\Macro-
               vision\SafeCast\Product Licenses
               To prevent a license error due to a change in a license file, do not alter your
               license files.
               If you altered your license files and your license failed, you must reauthorize
               your product. See “Authorize or Purchase an Autodesk Product” on page 5.

               Stand-Alone License Error Caused by
               Reinstalling an Operating System
               If you have a locked version of an Autodesk product and you reinstall your
               operating system on the computer where your Autodesk license resides, the
               license might fail. You won’t be able to use your product.
               To resolve a license error in this case, you must reauthorize your product. See
               “Authorize or Purchase an Autodesk Product” on page 5.

               To prevent a license error when you reinstall an operating system
               1 Locate the following folder, and copy it to a backup mechanism, such as
                 a diskette.

                  ■   For Windows XP and Windows 2000. C:\Documents and Settings\All
                      Users\Application Data\Macrovision\SafeCast\Product Licenses
                  ■   For Windows NT 4.0. C:\WINNT\Profiles\All Users\Application
                      Data\Macrovision\SafeCast\Product Licenses

               2 Reinstall the operating system.
               3 Paste the license folder to the same location from which you originally
                 copied the folder (in step 1).
                  You can now run your Autodesk product.




12   |   Chapter 3    Use a Stand-Alone License with a Locked Product
Stand-Alone License Error Caused by Changing
the System Date and Time
If you have a locked version of an Autodesk product, your product license
allows for time changes to the system clock within two days of the current
time. If you set your system clock back more than two days, the next time
you start your product, you will receive a message that gives you the option
of correcting the system clock. If you do not correct the system clock, you
receive a license error.

To prevent a license error due to a change in system date and time
■   Make sure that your computer’s system date and time are accurate when
    you install and authorize your Autodesk product.




                                      Troubleshoot a License Error     |   13
14
Index




A                                                    E
authorization code, 2                                Educational (EDU)/Institution licenses, 4
authorizing Autodesk products, for stand-alone
          installation, 2, 5, 8
Autodesk products                                    F
    authorizing (stand-alone), 2, 5, 8               folders
    distributing to multiple computers, 8, 9              Product Licenses folder (stand-alone
    license information (stand-alone), 4                            installation)
          saving, 5                                            copying, 10
          viewing, 4                                           deleting, 9
    product information, viewing, 4
    purchasing, 5
    reauthorizing (stand-alone), 11                  H
    reinstalling (stand-alone), 2
                                                     hardware
    restoring to multiple computers, 8, 9, 10
                                                         stand-alone license errors from changing, 11
    running stand-alone, without authorizing, 2
    uninstalling (stand-alone), 2
                                                     I
B                                                    images, master. See master images (of boot
                                                              partitions)
boot partitions, master images of. See master
          images (of boot partitions)
                                                     L
C                                                    license errors (stand-alone), 11
                                                          causes, 11
Commercial licenses, 4                                         hardware changes, 11
copying, license files (stand-alone installation),
                                                               license file changes, 12
          8, 10, 11                                            operating system reinstallation, 12
                                                               system date/time changes, 13
D                                                         preventing, 11, 12, 13

distributing Autodesk products to multiple
          computers, 8, 9



                                                                                                     15
license files (stand-alone)                          reinstalling Autodesk products, for stand-alone
     copying, 8, 10, 11                                         installations, 2
     license errors from changing, 12                restoring
     location, 2, 12                                      Autodesk products to multiple computers,
     validity, 2, 8                                                  8, 9, 10
license technologies (stand-alone licenses),
           types, 2
licenses (stand-alone)                               S
     behaviors, 4                                    saving
     errors. See license errors (stand-alone)             stand-alone product license information, 5
     files. See license files (stand-alone)          single-user licenses. See stand-alone licenses
     product information, 4                          Stand-Alone Installation Guide
           saving, 5                                      accessing, 2
           viewing, 4                                stand-alone licenses
     usage types, 4                                       errors. See license errors (stand-alone)
     See also stand-alone licenses                        files. See license files (stand-alone)
locked license technology (stand-alone                    moving between computers, 8
           installation), 2, 7                            obtaining, 2
                                                          technology types, 2
                                                          See also licenses (stand-alone)
M                                                    Student Portfolio licenses, 4
master images (of boot partitions)                   system date/time
    creating, 9                                           stand-alone license errors from changing,
    distributing to multiple computers, 8, 9                          13
    restoring to multiple computers, 8, 9, 10

                                                     T
N                                                    Term Extendable licenses, 4
Norton Ghost software, 8                             Term Non-Extendable licenses, 4
Not for Resale licenses, 4                           Trial licenses, 4


O                                                    U
operating systems                                    uninstalling
    stand-alone license errors from reinstalling,        Autodesk products, for stand-alone
               12                                                   installation, 2
                                                     unlocked license technology (stand-alone
                                                               installation), 2, 13
P
partition-imaging software, 8
Permanent licenses, 4                                W
Portable License utility, 8                          Windows 2000
Product Authorization wizard, 2                         license files location (stand-alone
Product Licenses folder (stand-alone installation)                 installation), 12
     copying, 10                                        starting the Portable License utility, 8
     deleting, 9                                     Windows NT
purchasing Autodesk products, 5                         license files location (stand-alone
                                                                   installation), 12
                                                        starting the Portable License utility, 8
R                                                    Windows XP
reauthorizing Autodesk products, for stand-alone        license files location (stand-alone
         installations, 11                                         installation), 12
                                                        starting the Portable License utility, 8




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