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We are needing to development a strategy where we can track if a user is using a valid license of our software to access a system. Are there recommended strategies or software applications?
Aug 19 '05 #1
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You can check the posts in microsoft.public.vb.general.discussion beginning 5/10/2005, search for Rick Lederman in the From. There I asked for VB6 app license protection and got many replies. I was looking for a way to tie the app to a specific PC. Most responded that it was not worth the effort. I have already been using my own encryption routine, grabbing certain letters from the licensed owner name and address and creating a license password from that. I display the license owner name promptly on the main screen, hoping that they don't give that information to other companies. If they try to change the company name without replacing the license password the app simply refuses to make the change. If they change it in the database (asset management software) I stop the keyboard from functioning or scanners from functioning when they have over 45 items in the database.

Hope this helps

Rick Lederman
www.soaringsoftware.com
"Yosh" <Yo**@nospam.com> wrote in message news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
We are needing to development a strategy where we can track if a user is using a valid license of our software to access a system. Are there recommended strategies or software applications?
Aug 19 '05 #2
"Yosh" <Yo**@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
We are needing to development a strategy where we can
track if a user is using a valid license of our software to
access a system. Are there recommended strategies
or software applications?


If you are serious about protecting your intellectual property, if your
product is such that adding $50 or so to its price is an option, and if
users won't mind the hasles, then I'd suggest that you take a look at a
hardware solution such as one of these:

http://www.aladdin.com/hasp/default.asp

http://www.marx.com/en/index.php

http://wibu.com/us/

Regards,
Will
Aug 21 '05 #3

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