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How to activate and deactivate software licenses and options (with or without internet access) using the Waters Licensing Wizard - WKB1918

Article number: 1918

OBJECTIVE or GOAL

Activate and deactivate licenses

ENVIRONMENT

  • Empower 2 Feature Release 5 (FR5) and higher
  • Empower 3
  • UNIFI
  • Breeze 2
  • NuGenesis

PROCEDURE

To activate the Empower Personal base software license and option licenses:

1. From the Start menu, click Start > All Programs > Empower > Waters Licensing Wizard.

2. On the Waters Licensing Wizard logon page, enter the default username and password, leaving Local as the database parameter.

Note: Empower software provides a default system user account that you can disable but not remove from the software. The default username for the account is "system", and the default password is "manager". When you log in to Empower software and use the licensing wizard for the first time, enter the default username and password. Subsequently, any user with the Administrator privilege can access the Waters Licensing Wizard.

3. Click Log On.

4. On the task page, click "Request software registration".

5. On the "Request software registration — Create registration file" page, enter a valid name and location for your software registration file, and then click Next.

Tip: This file stores your software registration information.

6. When the "Request software registration — Registration file created" page appears, click the address link.

Result: If your computer has Internet access, it connects to the Waters license Activation Center Web site, where you complete the request process and receive your license activation file.

Alternative: If your computer does not have Internet access, move the software registration file that you just created to a computer with Internet access, and then connect to the Waters License Activation Center Web site https://www.waters.com/activate/licenseintro.htm.

Note: Follow the instructions to obtain your license activation file. You must enter your license and option serial numbers or the order numbers of the purchased licenses and options in order to obtain this file.

7. The License Activation Center Web site provides the license activation file. Put the file in a location accessible to your Empower 3 computer, log in to the Waters Licensing Wizard (see step 1), and select Activate licenses.

8. Browse to and select the license activation file that you downloaded from the Waters License Activation Center Web site, and then click Next.

Requirement: You must complete the activation process using the same computer on which you initially created the software registration file.

Result: On the License Activation Complete page, a list of successfully activated licenses and options appears.

9. Click Finish.

Tip: To view active licenses and options, use the Show licenses option in the Waters Licensing Wizard.

 

Deactivating Empower licenses and options

Before uninstalling Empower 3, if a license or option is currently activated on a Personal workstation different from the one you want to use, you must first deactivate the license or option on the current workstation using the Waters Licensing Wizard and the License Activation Center Web site. Having done so, you can reactivate the license or option in the new system.

Restriction: If you deactivate the base software license, the Licensing Wizard software automatically deactivates and removes all user licenses, system licenses, and option licenses.

To deactivate a license or option:

1. From the Start menu, click Start > All Programs > Empower > Waters Licensing Wizard.

2. On the Waters Licensing Wizard log on page, enter the default username and password, leaving Local as the database parameter.

3. Click Log On.

4. On the task page, click Deactivate licenses.

5. On the "Deactivate Licenses — Select Licenses" page, check the options you want to deactivate, and then click Next.

6. On the "Deactivate licenses — Create deactivation file" page, enter a valid name and location for your license deactivation file, and click Next.

Tip: This file stores license deactivation information.

7. When the "Deactivate Licenses — Deactivation file created" page appears, note the file location, and then click the address link.

Tip: If your computer has Internet access, it connects to the Waters License Activation Center Web site, where you complete the deactivation process.

Alternative: If your computer does not have Internet access, move the license deactivation file that you just created to a computer with Internet access, and then connect to the Waters License Activation Center Web site https://www.waters.com/activate/licenseintro.htm.

8. Follow the instructions to deactivate your license or licenses.

Result: When the process is complete, a confirmation page appears that lists all deactivated licenses and options.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You can also refer to the Empower install guides for licensing based on what version you have installed :

It is good practice to save the registration and activation files in a folder on your computer, in case you need them for troubleshooting.

Procedure to Activate Empower 3 License using the Waters Licensing Wizard and the Waters Licensing Website

 

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