Activation procedure for pdfaPilot Server

Background

To use any callas product on a computer, you need to activate it first. This is true if you have bought a license key but also if you want to run the trial software. This article explains how the normal activation procedure for pdfaPilot Server and pdfaPilot Server Dispatcher works and which steps you have to go through.

Instructions

Activation 

  1. Launch the application. You will see the main window with a yellow bar at the top.



    If you have bought a license for callas pdfaPilot Server, click on the "Activate full version" button; you will need a valid license key. You'll need to fill out the window in step 2. If you simply want to try the product, click on "Activate trial version". You'll need to fill out the window in step 3.
  2. The activation window appears. Here you have to fill out your name, company, email address and a valid license key. The email address is important because it will allow you to receive the activation file. You can check what information is sent to callas by clicking the “Details” button. You can also use the “Details” button to get the activation information and manually send it to the callas activation server. The information displayed contains instructions on what you need to do in that case.


     
  3. The activation window appears. Here you have to fill out your name, company and email address. The email address is important because it will allow you to receive the activation file for your trial. You can check what information is sent to callas by clicking the “Details” button. You can also use the “Details” button to get the activation information and manually send it to the callas activation server. The information displayed contains instructions on what you need to do in that case.


     
  4. When you have filled out your details, click the "Next" button. You then see the following dialog window:



    If you want to interrupt the process, you can always close this window by clicking "Cancel". To return to it, simply relaunch the application and click on the "Enter license" button on the yellow tool bar at the top of the window. 


     
  5. After submitting your details, it will typically take only a few minutes to receive an email from callas software. The email will have an attachments called "License.txt". Simply drag-and-drop this attachment on top of the activation window and you'll be all set (dragging-and-dropping is usually safer than trying to copy and paste).
  6. If you requested a trial and you run out of time before completing your tests, contact Four Pees Orders and they'll be happy to help.

After the procedure, your callas pdfaPilot Server license will be activated. 

NOTE: In the "callas pdfaPilot Activation" dialog you have an overview of the activated licenses (Help > About callas pdfaPilot).

NOTE: When the yellow bar at the top is not available, you can start the activation procedure via "Help > Activate callas pdfaPilot".

NOTE: The activation procedure is the same for pdfaPilot Server Dispatcher.


Deactivation

As the activation (and the resulting license file) is bound to the hardware. It is necessary to deactivate a license on one machine before a activation takes place on the new machine. 

  1. Launch the application.
  2. Go to "Help > About callas pdfaPilot".
  3. Click "Deactivate".
  4. Choose the product "callas pdfaPilot (Server)".
  5. Fill out your email address.
  6. Click "Next".

After the procedure, your callas pdfaPilot Server license will be deactivated.

NOTE: The deactivation procedure is the same  for pdfaPilot Server Dispatcher (in step 3 you have to select the product "callas pdfaPilot Server (Dispatcher)").