Dotfuscator User's Guide
Registering and Activating Dotfuscator

The first time you use Dotfuscator you will be prompted to register, which is a two-step process.  In the first step, you fill out the registration form; Dotfuscator will then send this information to the registration server via or via the web, depending on your choices. Upon successful receipt, the server will generate a serial number and confirmation code. This information will be sent back to you, using the address that you provided.

After this step is completed, the next time you run Dotfuscator, you will be prompted for your serial number and confirmation code. Once you enter this information and it is validated, registration is complete.

If you purchased a subscription license (as opposed to a perpetual license) of Dotfuscator, then after registration Dotfuscator will attempt to download your registration and subscription information from PreEmptive's servers. If your subscription has expired, you will be prompted to renew your subscription. If the servers cannot be contacted you will be prompted to provide your activation token, which was supplied to you by your vendor.

Graphical Offline Activation

When using Dotfuscator's graphical user interface, if PreEmptive's subscription servers cannot be contacted and you have not activated your subscription or your subscription has expired, you will be prompted to provide your activation token in the offline activation dialog.

If you select Cancel from the Activation Dialog Dotfuscator will load in reduced functionality mode.  In this mode, you will only be able to access the Activation Dialog. You can do this by selecting Help > Activate Dotfuscator.

Dotfuscator will also load in reduced functionality mode if your subscription has expired and you have not renewed it. Dotfuscator's status bar will alert you to the status of your subscription. Additionally, the Activation Dialog and Dotfuscator's status bar contain links to purchase or renew your subscription.

Upon purchasing or renewing your subscription, you may simply re-launch Dotfuscator and it will attempt to download your updated subscription information from PreEmptive's servers, and Dotfuscator will once again operate in full functionality mode. You will only need to use the Activation Dialog if PreEmptive's servers cannot be contacted.

Command Line Offline Activation

When using Dotfuscator's command line interface, if PreEmptive's subscription servers cannot be contacted and you have not activated your subscription or your subscription has expired, Dotfuscator will exit with a message informing you how to provide your activation token via the /offlineactivation command line option.

Upon purchasing or renewing your subscription, you may simply re-launch Dotfuscator and it will attempt to download your updated subscription information from PreEmptive's servers. You will only need to use the /offlineactivation command line option if PreEmptive's servers cannot be contacted.

 

 


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