Once you have entered your license into AQT you must Activate it. Activation registers your use of the license on our servers. You need to have a connection to the Internet in order to activate your license.
Activation is only required for AQT v10 licenses (licenses purchased after 1st July 2014) plus some AQT v9 single-key licenses.
If you are unable to Activate your license, AQT will remain in Evaluation Mode until the license has been activated.
in Your Name, enter your name
in Comments, enter any relevant comments
Your Name and Comments are only used if a question arises in the future regarding the use of the license. We will not use this information in any other way.
If you are working for a company which has a large number of AQT licenses, please enter accurate and relevant information in these fields. Your company may request from us a report on the use of AQT at their company; having accurate information here will make their job a lot easier.
Click on Activate. Activation should take less than 10 seconds and you will get the message License Activated Successfully.
Activating by email
If you are unable to Activate AQT, for instance your machine is unable to contact activation server, you can activate by either:
Activating by Web Page. This uses a web page we have set up. This can be done in a couple of minutes and is the recommended option.
Activating by Email. This involves sending us an email with the activation information - we will respond with the activation code. This is a manual process at our end. We aim to process these within 24 hours.
Activating by a Command
If you are running AQT v10.0.2 or above, you can also activate using a command. System administrators might, for instance, incorporate this in an install script.
By default you can activate on 3 machines / userids
Activation is by user and machine. If you are running AQT on multiple machines, or multiple userids on a machine, you need to go through the activation process for each of these. Remember that your license can only be used by yourself, so each of these machines/users can only by used by you.
If you activate by web/email and receive an activation code, this can only be used on the machine from which you created the activation request. You cannot load the activation code into another AQT.
By default, you can activate on 3 different machines / userids. If you need an increased limit, please contact us.
When you deactivate a license, it will free up your license count. This will enable you to activate on another machine. If you fail to deactivate, you will eventually hit your activation limit. This will be a nuisance for both you and us! Please help keep your license tidy by deactivating when needed.
If AQT is installed on your machine by an administrator, please ask them not to activate the license. If they do, they will become the user associated with the license. This can then prevent you from activating the license. If the administrator does activate, you will need to ask them to deactivate.
Activation only needs to be done once (per user/machine). Once you have activated successfully, AQT will not contact our activation servers again. It will not reactivate on a regular basis (as some other products do).
If you require some more information, please contact us for some technical notes on the activation process.