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Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:04 am
by steptoe
f-wolf. Your instructions didn't work but I think I now know what is wrong. My FORscan about page shows that I need an
activation code. The page you provided in your instructions does not show this.
I am trying to obtain the FREE standard and Extended licenses only). I don't remember getting a code for the standard license. I don't know who to contact to recover it. This is a very frustrating situation and I am totally confused . Can you help or refer me to someone in the FORscan team to advise me about what to do? Thanks again, David

Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:11 am
by f-wolf
steptoe wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 4:04 am
f-wolf. Your instructions didn't work but I think I now know what is wrong. My FORscan about page shows that I need an
activation code. The page you provided in your instructions does not show this.
I am trying to obtain the FREE standard and Extended licenses only). I don't remember getting a code for the standard license. I don't know who to contact to recover it. This is a very frustrating situation and I am totally confused . Can you help or refer me to someone in the FORscan team to advise me about what to do? Thanks again, David
Activation Code for free Extended License

https://forscan.org/faq.html


Get free Extended License

extlic.php

Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 5:46 am
by lollapalooza
steptoe wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 7:42 pm
I have tried both ways as shown on the About page. NOTHING WORKS. My computer is showing Forscan as the directory in windows and wants me to type in a "file name" to continue to open the file.
As I told you, check the very 1st post of this same thread.
If double click does not work, use the other option.

Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 1:01 pm
by laxuj
FORScan wrote:
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:26 pm
Updated 2018-03-02: added description for paid Extended License installation

In the 2.2.* branch we introduce new terms: Standard License and Extended License for Windows versions of FORScan.

Standard license is the default one distributed with FORScan. Anyone who has downloaded and installed FORScan version for Windows works under Standard license. FORScan under Standard license is fully functional, except some (few) functions that are available under Extended license only. Extended license is not provided by default and has to be obtained as described below.

The objectives of the Extended license:

1. Limit access to critical functions. For example, let's look at the PATS programming functions. If the function is available without any control, any thief who has a laptop and ELM327 can program new key just for seconds. We do not think this is something what our users want.

2. Take payment for functions that are most time/resource consuming in impementation. We are often asked about donation. We have no donation scheme, but in the future anyone who wish to help us financially has an ability to purchase the Extended license.

So in other words, if you are a FORScan user, you will have only 2 cases when you need the Extended license:

A. If you want to help to FORScan team financially (in the future, as currently we have no payment options).
B. If you need an access to a function that is available under Extended license. If it is your case, please do not try to inquire for Extended License unless you see the following message:

extended_license_en.png

List of functions that require Extended license:

Note: the functions may be implemented not for all models. Please either check for your car support in Change Log on the Download page, or check for the function presence in the functions' list when FORScan is connected to the vehicle,

Service -> PATS Programming
Configuration and Programming -> Module Configuration
Configuration and Programming -> Module Configuration(AS BUILT format)
Configuration and Programming -> Central Configuration
Configuration and Programming -> Module Reset/Configuration (required to learn central configuration changes related to these modules)

All the rest functions do not require an Extended License!


A. How to get paid long term or life long Extended License:

1. You can purchase Extended License on the Products page through our partner's site (MyCommerce/ShareIt). You can order 1, 3, 5 years or lifelong license.

2. As soon as your payment is processed, the shop will show you order/confirmation page that contains Activation Code, and also will send you the confirmation email that contains the Activation Code and installation instruction. It will look like the following:

Code: Select all

License key for unlocking the product

The product is licensed to John Smith.

Please note that you will not receive a delivery by postal mail.

The license key for "FORScan 3 years Extended License for 1 PC" is listed below. You will need this license key to complete the process and activate the product. The license key and the text below originate from the software publisher and may be written in another language.

Your activation code for 1 FORScan Extended License(s) is:

FSEL-XYZK-1234-ABCD

The following information is from Aleksey Savin and may be written in another language:

Thanks for using FORScan!

Please activate your license(s) as the following:

1) Run FORScan and go to the About section (last item in the main menu).
2) Press "Enter Activation Code" button.
3) In the dialog opened please enter the activation code you received in email. Note: we strongly recommend copy & past the code (not type manually) to avoid mistakes.
4) Wait for activation result and confirm restart of FORScan. Note: if activation fails, please check your PC firewall settings and make sure FORScan outcoming connections are not blocked.
5) After restart the Extended License is installed and application is ready for use.

The activation code is valid during the whole license validity period. In case of laptop replacement, Windows reinstallation etc you may need to use the code to activate FORScan Extended license again. Please keep the activation code safe.

In case of problems with activation, please contact FORScan Support Team.

3. Please install the Activation Code as instructed.

It is important to note the following:
- Internet connection is required at the moment of activation. After activation, FORScan doesn't require Internet connection.
- Activation Code is not one-time code. It needs to be used again to activate the Extended License if activation is lost for some reason. It is recommend to store the Activation Code in safe place. If Activation Code is lost, you can request it from FORScan support team.
- 1 license is supposed to be used on a single PC. You can order several licenses at once (just specify number of licenses you need), in this case all of them will be connected to the same Activation Code, so this code can be used on several PCs.


B. How to get free 2 months trial extended license:

1. Copy the Hardware Id from the About chapter of FORScan:

extended_license_about_en.png

Important note: you need the hardware id of the equipment that directly works with your vehicle. So if you have a desktop and laptop, and you use the desktop to review the logs and the laptop is used to connect to your vehicle, you need to get the Hardware Id of you laptop!

2. Generate trial license using this link:

Generate trial license

with the following information:
- Your First and Last name
- Contact phone
- Hardware Id obtained in the item #1

3. After license key is successfully generated, click on the Download link in the Action row of the table and download the license key to any convenient place.

4. You have 2 ways to apply the license key:
4.1. Just double-click on the file and confirm adding the registry record, then restart FORScan.
4.2. Use button Load license key in FORScan->About section, then agree to restart the application.

5. FORScan with correctly applied extended license should look like this:

extended_license_registered_en.png

Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:48 pm
by Otík
Hello, is it possible to upgrade firmware of door modules that will include automatic side mirrors folding along with car locking/ unlocking using Forscan Extended licence?
I have now modules that do not include this function in the FW although I activate folding function in Car central configuration

Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:03 pm
by BradG
Every time I download the extended license key it automatically downloads to adobe acrobat and adobe says the file can’t be opened? My computer doesn’t give me an option to choose where it downloads. I have tried moving the file to a different location but then when I open for scan the license key is not there??? I’m confused! Lol

Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:41 am
by f-wolf
BradG wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:03 pm
Every time I download the extended license key it automatically downloads to adobe acrobat and adobe says the file can’t be opened? My computer doesn’t give me an option to choose where it downloads. I have tried moving the file to a different location but then when I open for scan the license key is not there??? I’m confused! Lol
The File Extention of the " license " must read .key

Right click on that .pdf ... look for change file name and see if you can change it to .key

Next ...
Follow my instructions here :
Forscan License http://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php? ... f=5&t=5775

Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:06 am
by lollapalooza
BradG wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:03 pm
Every time I download the extended license key it automatically downloads to adobe acrobat
I think your PC does have file extensions hidden (always a bad thing, IMHO).
Read carefully the 1st post of this thread, you will find 2 ways to apply the license key.
If #1 (which is the one you're trying) does not work, trry with #2.

Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:40 am
by LancerFQ
I purchased a 1 year extended licence and did not receive the email with my activation code or anything, how can i retrieve it??

Re: Standard and Extended licenses for Windows

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:46 pm
by psgautoservices
licencja rozszerzona "całe życie" kiedy otrzymam Mail z kodem.