1 MapInfo Professional 12.0 Asia Pacific/Australia: Phone: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Canada: Phone: email@example.com Europe/United Kingdom: Phone: +44 (0) firstname.lastname@example.org India: Phone: email@example.com United States: Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org Pitney Bowes Software Inc. All rights reserved. Pitney Bowes Software Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. Pitney Bowes, the Corporate logo, MapInfo, Group 1 Software, and MapInfo Professional are [registered] trademarks of Pitney Bowes Inc. or a subsidiary. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. May 23, 2013 The first time you start MapInfo Professional you are asked to activate your product using the serial number and access code you supplied during the installation. This section describes the activation process for the type of license your organization purchased. To start MapInfo Professional, do one of the following: Double-click the MapInfo Professional icon on your desktop. From the Start menu, select MapInfo Professional 12.0 from the Selected Program folder. System Administrators interested in installing and activating licenses silently should refer to the MapInfo Professional Install Guide for these instructions and for Workgroup installation information. Contents: Determine the Type of License you have Node-Locked Licenses Concurrent Licenses Distributable Licenses Premium Services Determine the Type of License you have The serial number and access code that you enter during the installation indicates to MapInfo Professional what type of license you have. Depending on the license type, MapInfo Professional will guide you through activating the product (if your organization purchased node-locked licenses) or connecting to a license server (if your organization purchased concurrent or distributable licenses). To determine what type of license you have: If the third character of your serial number is "N", your organization purchased nodelocked licenses. For activation instructions, see Node-Locked Licenses. If the third character of your serial number is "S", your organization purchased concurrent licenses. For activation instructions, see Concurrent Licenses.
2 Node-Locked Licenses If the third character of your serial number is "D" or if you have limited access to , or have installed MapInfo Professional in a Citrix environment, then your organization purchased concurrent non-borrowing serial licenses. Your system administrator will provide you with a license server machine name and port number. For activation instructions, see Distributable Licenses. If the fourth character of your serial number is P, your organization purchased Premium licenses. For details on Premium services, see Premium Services. Node-Locked Licenses Node-locked licenses enable you to run MapInfo Professional on a specific computer. If you purchased node-locked licenses, your installation of MapInfo Professional must be activated before you can use it. Activation is the process of acquiring a license from Pitney Bowes Software. This section explains the activation options available for node-locked licenses. Product Activation Pitney Bowes Software uses the serial number and access code you supplied during the installation to activate the product. If you need to refer to these numbers again, the serial number and access code are located on the product box and on the Product Activation Information Card. To activate MapInfo Professional: 1. Install MapInfo Professional, if you haven t already, and start the product. When you start MapInfo Professional for the first time after installation, the Activation Wizard launches. The MapInfo Professional Activation dialog box opens. 2. Select when you want to activate MapInfo Professional. Select one of the following: 2 MapInfo Professional 12.0
3 MapInfo Professional 12.0 Activate Now Select this option to start activation now. For further instructions, continue to Activate Now. Activate Later Select this option to start a 30-day courtesy period in which you can use MapInfo Professional without activating the product. For further instructions, continue to Activate Later. Activate Later If you selected Activate Later, the Activation Wizard closes and the courtesy period begins.the courtesy period enables you to use MapInfo Professional immediately and active the product at a time that is convenient for you. Each subsequent time you start MapInfo Professional, a dialog box opens informing you of the time remaining in the courtesy period and giving you the opportunity to activate the product.you must activate MapInfo Professional sometime during the courtesy period to avoid interrupting your work. When the courtesy period ends, you will not be able to use MapInfo Professional until you activate it. Activate Now In the Select Activation Method dialog box, select one of the following activation methods and then click Next. Automatic Activation Select the Automatic Activation option if you have an Internet connection. The Activation Wizard will make a one-time connection with a Pitney Bowes Software server. Using the serial number and access code you provided during the installation, the Activation Wizard will retrieve one of the licenses your organization purchased and associate it with your computer. You are finished with the activation process and you can begin working with your software. 3
4 Product Activation Activation Select the Activation option when you do not have an Internet connection. The Activation Wizard will guide you through the creation of an Activation Request file that you must then to Pitney Bowes Software. To start activation: 1. In the Verify Activation Credentials dialog box, double-check that your serial number and access code are correct and then click Next. Click Edit if you need to make any corrections. 2. In the Specify location to save Activation Request file dialog box, press Enter, or click Browse to select a folder in which to save the Activation Request file and then click Next. The Activation Request contains your serial number and access code, plus information that identifies the computer you are activating on. 4 MapInfo Professional 12.0
5 MapInfo Professional The Save this important information dialog box contains information about your Activation Request file. The Activation Request File box shows the full path and filename of the Activation Request file. The address box shows the address to send the file to. Take a few moments to write down the location of the Activation Request file and address to send the Activation Request file to. Caution: Please do not edit the Activation Request file in any way. If you do, Pitney Bowes Software may not be able to process it and your activation will be delayed. 4. Click OK. The path and filename of the Activation Request file appear in the box. The Activation Request contains your serial number and access code, plus information that identifies the computer you are activating on. 5. Click OK. The Activation Wizard closes and the courtesy period automatically starts. 6. your Activation Request to Pitney Bowes Software at this address: email@example.com Finishing Activation When you receive the Activation Response file from Pitney Bowes Software, you are ready to finish activating your product. To finish activation: 1. Copy the Activation Response file you received from Pitney Bowes Software to an accessible folder on your computer and make note of the location. 2. Open MapInfo Professional. If MapInfo Professional is already open, exit and restart the program. A dialog box opens asking you if you want to finish activating MapInfo Professional. 3. Click Yes. 5
8 Transferring a Node-Locked License If you selected Use MapInfo Professional, click Finish. The Activation Wizard closes and MapInfo Professional is ready to use under the courtesy period. You can finish the activation at a later time. If an earlier attempt to activate MapInfo Professional failed, and you selected Start Activation Over, click Next. The Activation Wizard restarts, giving you the opportunity to try the activation again. Transferring a Node-Locked License Node-locked licenses (the third character of the serial number is "N") are associated with a particular computer. To use your product on a computer other than the one on which you have it activated, and without consuming another license, you can transfer your license from one computer to another. For example, you received a new computer at work and you want to run your product on the new computer instead of on the old one. Note: Your organization is limited to either 10 license transfers per year or two times the number of licenses you have purchased per year, whichever number is greater. For example, an organization with 50 node-locked licenses of MapInfo Professional is permitted 100 transfers per year. This lets you upgrade the entire set of user computers and provides for license transfers, such as when employees change roles. Transferring Your License to another Computer To transfer a node-locked license: 1. Open MapInfo Professional. 2. Choose Help > Licensing > Transfer license. 3. In the MapInfo Professional License Transfer dialog box, click Yes. 4. In the Select Activation Method dialog box, select an activation method, either Automatic Transfer or Transfer, and then click Next. For further instruction, continue to the Automatic Transfer section or to the Transfer section. Automatic Transfer Select the Automatic Transfer option if you have an Internet connection. Your license will be automatically transferred to Pitney Bowes Software. You can retrieve the license by activating MapInfo Professional on another computer. To start Automatic transfer of license: 1. In the Select Activation Method dialog box, select Automatic Transfer and then click Next. The License Transfer Wizard takes a few moments to transfer the license to Pitney Bowes Software. When this process is finished, a message opens informing you that the transfer was successful. 2. Click OK. MapInfo Professional closes and can no longer be run from this computer. The license is now available for you to activate MapInfo Professional on another computer. 8 MapInfo Professional 12.0 2b1af7f3a8