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Activation Failure?

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Hi everyone

 

Just before the move to new forum I joined a post regarding failure when activating my DB. The message I get is "The license needs to be activated" with only option to click OK.

 

I have tried to use license I got when buying RC1 but also the code mentioned on download page - both with same negative result.

 

Original post on old forum http://www.drivebender.com/forum/post/1615111

 

I'm on 1.2.0.1 on WHS2011. 1.2.0.1 works great btw :-)

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@Swoop, Depending on which key you use you do different things.

 

For the beta key posted on the download page do NOT check the box for online validation. It doesn't really give much of a acknowledgement, but it works.

 

For the purchased key check the box for online validation. It gives a full acknowledgement that it has activated, you can also see that's it's activated in the DB Manager.

 

@New2ark, Which type key? See above response to Swoop.

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For the purchased key check the box for online validation. It gives a full acknowledgement that it has activated, you can also see that's it's activated in the DB Manager.

 

Thanks W3wilkes - it worked (even I had to force report because couldn't close activation window).

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Even without the Dashboard you should be able to RDP to your WHS2011 box from another PC on your network. This way you don't have to hook up a monitor and keyboard to the WHS box even it the Dashboard won't come up. On a Win7 or Vista PC you should find the Remote Desktop Connection tool in the Accessories program group (not sure where RDP lives on a XP machine). You then can either specify your server name or IP, use the Administrator userid and whatever you set your admin password to. This should then bring up the desktop of your WHS2011 box on the PC you're accessing it from.

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it was easier to hookup the monitor,KB and mouse.  apparently DB did not install correctly through the dashboard/RDC so i removed it and started over.  its now up and running and the license is activated.

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I purchased a permanent license for beta testers.  I followed the instructions to activate drivebender on my whs2011 server with the key provided.  I get the message that a valid license was detected.  However,  when I activate the license on line,  the license key disappears and WHS gives me an error message that my license has expired.  How can I correct this error?

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Sounds like I've got the same issue. I was never a beta tester so I have a new license and when I try to active it locks up the drive bender manager. I have to kill the process and then open it up again to see drive bender.

 

I currently have an open ticket for this but the logs are reporting the error. So I'm not sure whats going on with it.

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