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-====== VSLIC ======  +{{section>obtain_a_product_key#vslic}}
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-The Vistasource Online Licensing Tool "​vslic.exe"​ allows easy management of your RTW licenses by retrieving licenses via an internet connection using a unique identifier, or VSID. A single VSID can be used upon multiple machines, simplifying large scale deployment. +
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-After downloading and installing RTW for the first time, the application will attempt to obtain a demo license using the VSID "​30DAYDEMO",​ which will allow you to run RTW for 30 days. This VSID can only be used once for any machine and version of RTW. +
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-To purchase a permanent license and VSID, please contact [[rtwsales@vistasource.com]] +
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-====Vistasource Online Licensing Tool==== +
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-The Vistasource Online Licensing Tool can be accessed in three ways: +
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-  * At the end of the installation,​ keep the default selection **Obtain permanent or evaluation license now**. ​ See [[# To license RTW during installation]] for more information.  +
-  * In Excel 2007 or 2010, click **License Management** on the Vistasource ribbon menu.  In Excel 2003, click **Vistasource -License Management**. See [[To license RTW after installation]] for more information.  +
-   * In the RTW application directory which by default is in Windows XP in //​C:​\Program Files\Vistasource\RTW\4.5//​ and in Windows 7 in //​C:​\Program Files (x86)\Vistasource\RTW\4.5//​ ). In Windows XP, click on the application named "vslic.exe"​. ​ In Windows 7, it is required to run vslic.exe as Administrator. To launch vslic.exe on Windows 7, right-click on the application named "​vslic.exe"​ and select Run as Administrator.  +
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-The dialog Vistasource Online Licensing Tool opens. +
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-{{ :​rtw_4.5:​vslic_45.jpg |}} +
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-<​note>​Depending on the number of purchased licenses, a single VISD can be used to license RTW on many machines. Simply perform the steps as outlined below. The options Verify License and Verify VSID provide information about the licensed features and the scope of the VSID. </​note>​ +
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-===To license RTW during installation=== +
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-  - At the end of the install process, keep the default selection **Obtain permanent or evaluation license now**. The dialog Vistasource Online Licensing Tool opens. +
-  - Three scenarios are possible:  +
-    - If you install for the first time, the VSID will be set to"​30DAYDEMO"​. The tool will attempt to generate a demo licenses. If a demo license has already been generated for the machine, vslic will error and invite you to contact [[rtwsales@vistasource.com]]. +
-    - If you have obtained a permanent VSID, enter the alphanumeric code.  +
-    - If you are a system administrator and installing multiple instances of the product with automatic license retrievals, see [[#Options for Automatic License Retrieval]] further down. +
-  - Click **Get license**. ​  The status window displays a list of your license components together with a confirmation that RTW is correctly licensed. A license called "​vista.lic"​ will be installed in the application directory.  +
-  - Click **Quit** to close the dialog. +
-  - Restart Excel and RTW is ready for use. +
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-===To license RTW after installation=== +
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-  - Click **License Management** in the Vistasource ribbon menu in Excel to open the Vistasource Online Licensing Tool dialog. +
-  - Enter your alphanumeric VSID, To obtain a permanent VSID, contact [[rtwsales@vistasource.com]].  +
-  - Click **Get license**. ​  The status window displays a list of your license components together with a confirmation that RTW is correctly licensed. A license called "​vista.lic"​ will be installed in the application directory.  +
-  - Click **Quit** to close the dialog. +
-  - Restart Excel and RTW is ready for use. +
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-===To verify your licensed components=== +
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-  - Click **License Management** in the Vistasource ribbon menu in Excel to open the Vistasource Online Licensing Tool dialog. +
-  - Click **Verify License**. The status field displays a list of your licensed RTW features, e.g which RTW engine is licensed. A status message provides information about the state of the license. +
-  - Click **Quit** to close the dialog. +
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-===To view information about the scope and status of your VISD=== +
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-  - Click **License Management** in the Vistasource ribbon menu in Excel to open the Vistasource Online Licensing Tool dialog. +
-  - Click **Verify VSID**. The status field displays a list of your licensed RTW features together with how many licenses were purchased, how many are already deployed, and a list of the machines that are currently licensed including install dates and MAC addresses. +
-  - Click **Quit** to close the dialog. +
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-===To view system information=== +
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-  - Click **License Management** in the Vistasource ribbon menu in Excel to open the Vistasource Online Licensing Tool dialog. +
-  - Click **System Info**. The status field displays a list of information regarding your system including an RTW version check and installed Add-ins.  +
-  - Click **Quit** to close the dialog. +
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-===For Subscription Users=== +
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-Licenses used under a subscription agreement have an expiration date. The expiration date corresponds to the annual renewal date (plus 1 month grace) of the subscription agreement. +
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-To view this expiration date, click **Verify VSID** in the Online Licensing Tool. The expiration date appears in the status field. +
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-Upon successful renewal, click **Get license** in the Online Licensing Tool to activate the new expiration date. Restart Excel, and your license is valid for the duration according to the renewed leasing terms.  +
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-===Options for Automatic License Retrieval=== +
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-For system adminstrators installing multiple instances of the product with automatic license retrievals, the following two user environment variables can to be set prior to installing RTW  +
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-  * VSID = your vsid +
-  * VSAUTO ="​YES"​ +
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-If these environment variables are set, the Online Licensing Tool will automatically generate the appropriate licenses upon installation. +
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-===Troubleshooting=== +
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-In case problems arise, please check our [[rtw_4.5:​troubleshooting|troubleshooting section]]. +