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    Protection of software

    What tools are recommended for the protection, registration, installation
    and serialization of software? Included is a desire to allow a demo version.

    App is Office VBA, but about half-the code could be compiled into a VB DLL, or a COM Add-In coulde be used.

    I saw an article in the July 2001 VB Programmer's Journal about LicenseKey.
    However, the author also pointed out that using a published methodology,
    without tweaking somehow, will not be of much use.

    I've also heard of ActiveLock.

    What are the recommended solutions?

    Pointers to URLs for each solution.

    What about Aramadillo and Protection Plus?
    Relative merits?
    Alternatives?

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    Re: Protection of software

    I don't know whether Flexlm would be too expensive for your needs.

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    Re: Protection of software

    FlexIm does not seem to address the problem I posed.
    In addition, the solution has to be Windows compatible.

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    Re: Protection of software

    > FlexIm does not seem to address the problem I posed.
    The marketing materials could be a lot clearer. Anyway, this probably is too much architecture for your application.

    > In addition, the solution has to be Windows compatible.
    Duh! Give me some credit. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> FLEXlm for Windows Frequently Asked Questions

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    Re: Protection of software

    I haven't tried This. I would be very interested to know if its any good.

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    Re: Protection of software

    Any opinions on the following, or similar alternatives?

    www.softwarekey.com/

    I've corrected the URL above.

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