Creating an Inactive License to enable license borrowing, in the case you do not have an Internet connection on your machine
The first time you try to borrow a license – whether an “Act” (soft) license or a “Key” (CodeMeter Stick) license – you will be warned that you have an “Inadequate License.” You must first obtain a so-called “inactive” license via an automated internet transaction with Graphisoft. Since you are not online, click Request file.
The following dialog box appears. Now click Generate.
You are prompted to save the License Request file (a ZIP file) to the location of your choice (such as a pen drive). Click Save.
The License Request file is generated:
Now go to a machine that has an internet connection. Navigate to http://licenserequest.graphisoft.com Here, browse to the location of the saved license ZIP file (“ LicenseRequest .ZIP”), and then click Upload License Request.
WIBU CM remote update file with unique serial number is downloaded.
Return to your own machine, and once again go to Help > License Information, and click Borrow.
Once again, the License Update dialog box appears. Once again, click Request file:
Next, since you have already obtained an updated license file, click Import.
Navigate to the location of your updated license file (the file extension is WIBUCMRAU), and click Open. The process is now complete.
This process, creating an “inactive” license locally before you can borrow, is necessary only once. Henceforth, each “borrow” and “return” function will alternately activate and deactivate that license file.