Deactivate Your License Before Making Changes to Your Computer or Move NPrinting to Another Computer

    Note: This document refers exclusively to NP 15.7 and lower.


    The NPrinting suite has three elements: Server, Client, and Components. Licenses need to be managed for the Server and Client products. Components does not need activation. Activation keys for Servers are different from those for Clients and cannot be exchanged.

    If you need to move NPrinting from one computer to another, or if you are making major changes to a computer (upgrading CPUs, upgrading or adding RAM), you will need to de-activate your NPrinting license and then re-activate it on the new or modified computer. The reason for this is that the NPrinting licensing system uses a unique machine ID based on a number of parameters including the CPU ID and the amount of primary and secondary memory. If these are changed, our licensing server will no longer recognize your computer.

      
      
          
            

    Part I: Deactivating NPrinting Client

          
          
          
            

    Open the NPrinting Client Options Window

                      
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    1. Select the File tab in the upper left-hand corner of the NPrinting window.
    2. Click on Options to open the Options window.
          
          
          
            

    Open the NPrinting Resources Page

                      
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    1. Select the Resources icon
    2. Click on the Activation button
          
          
          
            

    Deactivate Your Client License

                      
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    1. Copy the Activation code to some secure location.
    2. Click on the Deactivate... bar to disassociate your Activation code from the machine ID so that you can use it to activate NPrinting Client on the new or modified computer
          
          
          
            

    Deactivation Procedure Completed

                      
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    Click on the OK button.

    Now you can modify the components on your computer and use your Activation code to reactivate the NPrinting Client installation on your modified computer or activate an NPrinting Client installation on a different computer.

          
          
          
            

    Part II: Deactivating NPrinting Server

            

    When you install NPrinting Server, NPrinting Management Console is also installed as a component and is the GUI for configuring automated report generation and distribution. Launch NPrinting Management Console by clicking on its desktop or taskbar icon or searching for NPrintingSvcConfig.exe and double clicking on it.

          
          
          
            

    Permit NPrinting Service Config to Make Changes

                      
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    The first thing that happens when you start NPrinting Management Console up is the User Account Control window pops up. Click on the Yes button to proceed.

          
          
          
            

    Stopping the NPrinting Service

                      
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    Open the NPrinting Management Console

    1. Click on Stop to deactivate the Service
    2. Close the Management Console by pressing OK
          
          
          
            

    Go to Resources Page

                      
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    1. Select the Resources icon
    2. Click on the Activation button
          
          
          
            

    Deactivate Your Server License

                      
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    1. Copy the Activation code to some secure location.
    2. Click on the Deactivate... bar to disassociate your Activation code from the machine ID so that you can use it to activate NPrinting Server on the new or modified computer
          
          
          
            

    Procedure Completed

                      
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    Click on the OK button.

    Now you can modify the components on your computer and use your Activation code to reactivate the NPrinting Server installation on your modified computer or activate an NPrinting Server installation on a different computer.