Activating Through the Internet

InstallShield 2014 Express Edition

Online activation through the Internet is a quick process. Online activation occurs when you enter your serial number in the activation wizard and click the Activate button.

To activate InstallShield through the Internet:

1. Launch InstallShield. Before InstallShield starts, the activation wizard opens. If you have more than 5 days left in your trial period, the wizard automatically disappears after a few seconds.

If you have 5 or fewer days left in your trial period, the wizard remains, requiring you to click before you can proceed. If your trial period is not over, you can select the Continue to Evaluate InstallShield option and then click the Next button on the wizard to use InstallShield without activating it.

2. When you are ready to proceed with activation, select the Activate or Purchase InstallShield option in the activation wizard and then click the Next button. InstallShield displays a dialog that requests the serial number.
3. Enter your serial number, and then click the Activate button.

The activation wizard transmits the activation request to the activation server. When the server receives your activation request, it validates the request. If the activation request is valid, the server automatically transmits the activation response text to the activation wizard, which then activates InstallShield.

Note that the serial number that you enter must be in the proper format (XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX; that is, 4 sets of 4 characters); otherwise, the activation wizard displays an error. If it is not in the proper format, it may be necessary to register your serial number and obtain an activatable serial number. To learn more, see Registering Your Serial Number.

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