Transferring a Soft Lock to a Different Computer

Transferring a Soft Lock to a Different Computer

Important! Please be sure to Backup existing software before transferring the license.

Notes:

  1. Once transferred, CMM-Manager will no longer run on the SOURCE computer.
  2. If the new PC / hard drive is a ‘clone’ of the original, the license cannot be transferred using this procedure.
  3. It is strongly recommended that you create a Help Desk File before beginning the license transfer process.
  4. This procedure cannot be used to transfer a license between Nikon branded versions of CMM-Manager (3.10 and earlier) and QxSoft QxSoft branded versions of CMM-Manager (2020 and later).
  5. If you are transferring a Soft Lock between Nikon branded versions of CMM-Manager (3.10 or earlier), replace the name QxSoft’ in paths with Nikon Metrology.’  The RUS utility is named ‘License Remote Update System’ for Nikon and ‘QxSoft License RUS’ for QxSoft in the Windows start menu.
  6. The transfer process will not work with all previous versions of CMM-Manager.  The only way to know is to try.
  7. Windows start menu locations will appear differently based on your Windows version.


"Cliff's Notes" version of the instructions:
Pay very close attention to the terms "new" and "old".
  1. Generate a computer identifier code on the new computer
  2. Transfer this file from the new computer to the old computer and import that into the license transfer utility on the old computer
  3. Update the license on the old computer to use the new computer identifier code
  4. Transfer this license file from the old computer to the new computer and apply
  1. This sequence begins on the new computer, moves the the old computer, and finishes back on the new computer.

Detailed instructions:

On the RECIPIENT computer (the computer you are transferring the license to):
  1. Launch the QxSoft License Remote Update System (RUS) from the Windows Start Menu -> All apps-> QxSoft -> QxSoft License RUS.
  2. Switch to the “Transfer License” tab.
  3. Click the browse […] button and browse to/enter a path where you want the information to be saved.
  4. Click the [Collect and Save Information] button.  You will need to access this information later, so make sure you save it in a location that will be easy to find.
  5. Click “OK” on the next screen.
  6. You will need to transfer the recipient information file you just created to the computer, which currently has the soft lock installed.  You can do this by flash drive, e-mail, or whatever method is easiest for you.


On the SOURCE computer (the computer you are transferring the license from):

  1. Launch the QxSoft License Remote Update System (RUS) from the Windows Start Menu -> All apps-> QxSoft -> QxSoft License RUS.
  2. Switch to the “Transfer License” tab.
  3. Click the browse […] button for ‘Read the recipient information file from:’ and browse to the file you saved from the RECIPIENT computer.
  4. Select the Soft Lock you want to transfer/remove by highlighting it in the list.
  5. Click the browse […] button for ‘Generate the license transfer file to:’ and browse to/enter a path where you want the transfer file to be saved.  You will need to access this information later, so make sure you save it in a location that will be easy to find.
  6. Click the [Generate License Transfer File] button.
  7. Click “Yes” on the next dialog.
  8. Click “OK” on the next dialog.
  9. The Soft Lock has now been removed from the original (SOURCE) computer and placed in the transfer file you created.  You will now transfer this file to the RECIPIENT computer (by whatever means you prefer).


On the RECIPIENT computer (the computer you are transferring the license to):

  1. Launch the QxSoft License Remote Update System (RUS) from the Windows Start Menu -> All apps-> QxSoft -> QxSoft License RUS.
  2. Switch to the “Apply License File” tab.
  3. Select the transfer file you created from the SOURCE PC.
  4. Click the [Apply Update] button.
  5. You should receive a message saying, “Update written successfully.” 

 

 The Soft Lock transfer is complete.


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