Install Key Utility

The Install Key utility (INSTKEY.EXE) is the necessary tool when you deploy the USB License Key as a connect-less dongle. It allows. It allows the user to install the Key from the USB dongle to a machine. The installation creates the Harddisk Key on the hard drive as Machine License, and also decrements the installation credit by one. The user may use the utility to install the USB dongle only up to the limit allowed.

 

Depending on the settings, the Install Key utility also allows the user to install the USB dongle on multiple machines, install the USB dongle to upgrade licensed modules, and remove the Key back to the USB dongle. In case of Key removal, it also returns an installation credit back to the USB dongle.

 

You can create the Install Key utility by using USB LicenseKey Manager, under the Tools menu. Or, you may also create the Install Key utility using the KeyCheck API. See the provided code examples in the folders:

 

\EXAMPLES\KEYCHECK.NET<*>\<Compiler>\UTILITY

Command Line Interface

Besides the standard GUI (Graphical User Interface), the Install Key utility is also available in the CLI (Command Line Interface) mode. The CLI or console mode is particularly useful that you can create a batch or script to run the utility in silent mode to install the USB dongle automatically, for instance, during software installation.

 

Below is the command usage.

 

Usage: INSTALLKEY <Commands>

Where

Commands:

/i = Install the Key on to hard drive

/r = Remove the Key from hard drive

/u = Upgrade licensed modules to Harddisk Key

/de = Display error message

/dc = Display confirmation message

/df = Display finish message

Examples

To run the Install Key utility in silent mode:

INSTKEY /i

To run the Install Key utility with all response messages:

INSTKEY /i /de /dc /df

 

See Also

         Register Utility for USB License

         Init Key Utility