FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – Key activation

How to migrate v2013 protection to v2014 (hardware key) ?

This activation procedure concerns the users who have already activated the version v2013

1) Please send z_soil2013.pro file from the USB key to ZACE ( hotline@zsoil.com) requesting for an activation of the version v2014.
2) On return, the user will be provided with the protection key (z_soil2014.pro file) from ZACE Ltd.
3) Once z_soil2014.pro is copied to the USB key, the version v2014 is fully activated

How to migrate v2013 protection to v2014 (software key)?

This activation procedure concerns the users who have already activated the version v2013

  • Please send pro to ZACE (hotline@zsoil.com) requesting for an activation of the version v2014. If location of z_soil2013.pro was not detected by ZSoil Protection Manager, the file can be found in:
    “c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Z_Soil v2013\Full\z_soil2013.pro”
  • ZACE Ltd. Will provide the user with a valid protection key (z_soil2014.pro file) which should be copied to the USB key
  • Create a folder on your hard disk (e.g. c:\zprt)
  • Copy pro into the created folder
  • Run the ZSoil Protection Manager (Start\All Programs\ZSoil 2014\Tools\ZSoil Protection Manager)

ZSoilProtectionManager

  • Choose the Protection type as Software one and press Browse button in order to define the location of pro
  • Please close ZSoil Protection Manager with OK button
  • At this moment your version is fully operational

How to activate software key?

This activation procedure concerns site license users who would like to use the software protection

  • Run the ZSoil Protection Manager (Start\All Programs\ZSoil 2014\Tools\ZSoil Protection Manager)
  • Press the button “Prepare software key for activation”

PrepareKeyActivation

  • Enter required data and press the button “Generation protection file”

PrepareKeyActivation2

  • Save the generated pro file

ZsoilProFileLocation

ZsoilProFileLocationDlg

KeyPreparedCorrectly

  • Close the ZSoil Protection Manager by clicking on OK button

ZSoilProtectionManager

  • Attach a generated pro to an email and send it to ZACE Ltd. (hotline@zsoil.com)
  • On return, the user will be provided with the activated protection key (z_soil2014.pro file)
  • Replace the existing pro file with a new file delivered by ZACE Ltd.
  • Once pro is replaced, the version v2014 is fully activated