QPR Product Activation is a system to make the installation and implementation of QPR products flexible and easy. QPR Product Activation consists of Product Activation Server and Activation Utility (QPR.Activation.exe). QPR Product Activation Server records all activation transactions and provides reports of the aforementioned transactions, i.e. the QPR Activation Utility takes care of the product activation process at the client side.
Term 'product activation' is used instead of 'licensing' when organizations install QPR Products. To make things more clear, term 'License' refers to Agreement between organization and QPR Software Plc. about which product(s), how many users and for what time period the organization may use the product legally. Term 'product activation' refers to process with supporting system that is used to activate installed QPR Product. It is organizations' responsibility to control that activated products adhere to the license agreement.
QPR 2012.2 License Agreements have three different license types:
•Persistent License – Organization can use the activated Product without any time limitations.
•Transient License with fixed expiration date – Organizations can use and fully utilize the activated product until expiration date. After license expiration date the Organization must renew the License Agreement.
•Transient License with fixed expiration time – Organizations can use and fully utilize the product for a fixed time period after activation. After activation expiration date the Organization must reactivate the product. This model is useful for ASP type of business.
QPR Product Activation Server takes care of Organization's Activation Accounts and secured Internet connections. Licenses allow QPR products to be activated. Activation supports two different methods:
•Automatic Product Activation via Web – Organization can activate the product automatically over the Internet and start using the software immediately.
•Manually via E-mail – Organization can activate the product by e-mailing to QPR Customer Care.
QPR Activation Utility has been revised to use standard HTTP port 80 with encrypted messages to communicate with the QPR Product Activation Server. QPR Activation Utility also supports reactivating transient licenses silently.
QPR 2012.2 Product Activation supports all above-mentioned license types and two types of software evaluations:
•Built-in 14-day evaluation period – Organization can activate a 14-day evaluation once per workstation immediately after the software has been installed.
•Extended evaluation is possible with a valid Evaluation Product Activation Code.
The QPR license policy in a nutshell is as follows. For more information, refer to the QPR License Policy section.
•All QPR maintenance customers will get a Product Activation Code that must be used when products are activated.
•With a valid Product Activation Code, an organization can activate every QPR software for as many users as needed.
•QPR Product Activation Server records all activations applied by Product Activation Code.
•Every Development Client must be activated separately.
QPR Customers need to activate the product each time a
•Server installation is done.
•Development Client installation is done.
•Number of registered users in the User Management System exceeds the number of activated users
For the abovementioned tasks you need to have a valid Product Activation Code, which is delivered when the software is purchased. Product activation is supported by QPR Customer Care (contact information available in the QPR web site) in all matters related to product licenses and activation. Check the process maps in the following chapters for details.
In a nutshell, QPR 2012 Product Activation offers the following benefits:
•Installing and implementing QPR product is flexible and easy.
•Organizations can track the usage of activated QPR products.
•License policy supports System Standalone usage with development clients.