Select Evaluation Mode

This option is available if you have chosen the Evaluation or Shareware implementation.

Custom/Secure Evaluation

The Custom/Secure Evaluation mode requires a registration before the end-user can evaluate the application. It provides higher security for evaluation software. Particularly, the end-user may intend to format the harddisk in order to re-evaluate the evaluation software. Doing so causes the application to generate a new Registration ID, and the end-user must register again. You would not give out the License Key for one who frequently registers for software evaluation.

General Evaluation

The General Evaluation mode is used by most evaluation software. The end-user can use the application right away without registration, until the evaluation period ends. However, this mode cannot prevent the end-user to re-format the harddisk, and re-evaluate the application again and again.

 

You can enable limits for the evaluation. These limits will be effective when the protected application is first run. The evaluation expires whenever a limit has been reached.

 

         Expired Date. Specify an expiration date. The format is dd/mm/yyyy.

         Max-Day. Specify the maximum number of days that the application can operate.

         Max-Exec. Specify the maximum number of executions that the application can operate.

Evaluation Release

In the General Evaluation mode, the user can try out the evaluation version of the application right after installation, until the evaluation period is expired. In case you issue a new evaluation release (still using the same Program ID), when the user updates the application to the new release, by default the evaluation period is not extended. In this situation, the user would need to obtain an evaluation License Key to extend the evaluation period and try the new release.

 

By using the evaluation release feature, you can allow the user to update the evaluation version, and start a new evaluation period without having to obtain an evaluation License Key. In this case, you must assign a release number in the Eval Release field, and enable the Update release checkbox. As a result, when the user updates the evaluation version with a higher release number than the existing one, the Key of the protected application will be updated that automatically starts a new evaluation period. In case the user updates the evaluation version with a lower or the same release number, the Key will not be updated (i.e. no change to the remaining evaluation period).

See Also

         Evaluation Reminder

         Network Key Properties