The Remake utility (REMAKE.EXE) allows the user to remake the license for the protected application. Specifically, the utility resets the Key system and updates the current hardware signatures. After the remake, the license is voided. The user will need to activate the license again.
The Remake utility is useful for resolving problems related to the license for the protected application. For example, the user may upgrade hardware to the machine without deactivating the license properly. This can affect the Key system and give the error messages such as “Error loading Key device!” or “Invalid Key device!”. The user can run the Remake utility to remake the license, and activate it again.
When the automatic activation option is enabled, the Remake utility allows the user to remake and reactivate the license in one single step via the Activation Key. The utility can connect to the Activation Server by which it will authenticate the Activation Key first. When successful, it remakes the license and then performs a license activation request. In this case, the utility can also remake the invalidated license as a result of genuine license validation, which gives the error message “Invalid Key (Program ID)!”.
NOTE: The Remake utility should be provided to an individual user when necessary to resolve problems related to the license. When the Activation Server is deployed, it is recommended that you provide the Remake utility with automatic activation to the user because it is more secure with authentication to the server before allowing the remake.
NOTE: The Remake utility without automatic activation cannot remake the invalidated license as a result of genuine license validation.