How to apply QwikQuote Serial Number and Activation Key - Network Users

                                          (for Network Users)

Note: For existing QwikQuote network users,
    depending on the length of your existing serial number
    the apply process of the network serial number could be as simple
    as for single user case or there is a few more extra step involved.  
The key point here is the length of your existing serial number.
    If your existing network serial number has the same length as the one you received in the email
        then the process of applying new serial number is the same as for single user case below.
    If your existing network serial number has shorter length than the one you received in the email
        then you have to do the extra steps in the 2nd part of this document.

Note: You only need to apply your New Serial Number once within our Quoting software and quotation
    software system in the whole network from any QwikQuote workstation and
    the rest of workstations will auto-get the new serial number when it starts QwikQuote next time.
However, you can re-apply it as many times as you want from any QwikQuote workstation
    this is because the whole quoting software and invoice software actually only use one license.

Note: QwikQuote different versions can work in the same network smoothly within our quoting software
    and invoice software setup only if all QwikQuote workstations have installed QwikQuote versions
    that are able to understand the license serial number in use at QwikQuote Server Location.
Otherwise, you need to update those workstations do not understand New Serial Number
   
to be used in the quoting software and invoice software system.

 

1.        How to Apply Network Serial Number
– Normal Cases

Typically, the normal cases include the following situations in our quoting software and quotation software
setups:

·         New QwikQuote network installation

·         You existing serial number is the same length with your new serial number

·         You do un-install old copy and then re-install new QwikQuote
– This is the same as you do new full setup of our quoting software and quotation software.

In the normal cases above,
the process to apply new serial number is exactly the same as for single user cases in our quotation
software and quoting software setups, and you only need to apply Serial Number once to your QwikQuote
server location from any workstation, and all other workstations will get the new license
next time they start to use QwikQuote again.

To apply your QwikQuote License Serial Number and/or Activate Key,
you need first to start the QwikQuote Setup Wizard in you quoting software and invoice software
setups as below:
    For XP computers you try as the screenshot image shown below:
       

    For Vista and Win 7 computers then you try as the screenshot image displayed below:
     

If you prefer, you can run the executable program qqLicConfig.exe
directly from the QwikQuote main installation folder as below:
  C:\Program Files\QQ6\qqLicConfig.exe
   
For 32 bit Windows Operating Systems
such as the screenshot demonstrated below:



  C:\Program Files (X86)\QQ6\qqLicConfig.exe
   
For 64 bit Windows Operating Systems
such as the screenshot demonstrated below:

    


After the QwikQuote Setup Wizard program starts running,
check if the Checkbox  is checked, then uncheck it.

           

Click the License Information  tab,
    and put your Serial Number in the Serial Number box by copy-and-paste form your email
    that is sent to you by QwikQuote Sales Team along with other important information.
    When the correct serial number is input the  button will be enabled
        and press the Apply button  to apply your Serial Number

           

After successfully applied the new Serial Number, you should see a message similar as screenshot below:

           


    (The message shows the demo copy has successfully changed into the permanent one.)

 

Press the OK  button to close the message box, and
then just press the  button to close the Setup Wizard and start and run QwikQuote normally.

Note:  If you try to apply an Update Serial Number,
      you need to apply your previous full copy serial number first.


Note:  Now you are having a full fly QwikQuote quoting software and quotation software.
      It is a good point to back up your computer as a whole lot so that when something happening
          that make you cannot run you quoting software and invoice software you will have a way
          to restore and get back your running copy of QwikQuote quoting software and quotation software.

 

2.        How to Apply Network Serial Number
   – Serial Number Length Different

This is the situation you try to use update to bring your network computers in your quoting software and quotation
software setups to new QwikQuote version.

Note:  Normally, we suggest to un-install old QwikQuote copy, and then re-do full setup to install the new version.
However, in some situation, the update is your first choice.
Such as:

·         The computer has problem with Windows Installer
    that makes the full setup executable is not able to run properly.

·         Un-install and re-do full setup install take longer time.
    If you have a large number of workstations – this involve a lot of work load.

·         Some computers might not be able to un-install correctly
    such as the install log file might be missing or accidentally deleted.

In this case, there are 2 key issues we need to address as below:

·         The QwikQuote Setup Wizard (qqLikConfig.exe) on the computer you try 1st to apply your
    New Serial Number in you quoting software and invoice software and do QwikQuote update
    needs to be able to understand the New Serial Number
    and be able to properly apply it to the QwikQuote Server Location.

·         All the workstations will not able to understand the new serial number
    after you applied the New Serial Number to the QwikQuote Server Location

To address the 1st issue:
The issue is much the similar as the famous Chicken/Egg question
    - New Serial Number First / New Program Update First?

  1. To avoid this dilemma, you need to try to install the update once first.
        Remember we know this 1st try will fail since your New Serial Number has not applied yet.
        However, this failed 1st try will install the new license module in to this computer.
        This makes it possible to run QwikQuote new Setup Wizard program to apply your New
        Serial Number
    to your Quoting Software and Invoice software system.
  2. Then you try to run QwikQuote Setup Wizard to apply your New Serial Number.
       
    Since you system already has new license module installed this time so that
        you will be able to apply you New Serial Number exactly the same as for single user above.

To address the 2nd issue:
After your applied your New Serial Number to the Server Location in our quoting software and quotation
   software then all workstations must install update so that they can understand the new serial number.
   Otherwise, all workstations in your quoting software and invoice software will not work they cannot
   recognize your New Serial Number that lead them to think your New Serial Number is not available.

Note:  You need to well plan this situation in advance so that all your workstations will update in time.

The actual update process to update your quoting software and invoice software is pretty simple
    for all workstations in your network – just run update executable you downloaded.
    This is because the Server Location already has your New Serial Number so the update install will go OK. 

Note:  If you only have a limited number of network users, this should not be a problem with a little more efforts
    in a planned fashion such as to run the update process in the off working time or in the weekend.
However, in case you have a very large network user base and possibly with some off sites links
    with VIP or other special network connection in your quoting software and invoice software setups
    - it is impossible to do all the update one time.
In this case, we can arrange a special serial number for you as a transitional serial number
    this special serial number will let both QwikQuote old and new versions in your quoting software
    and invoice software understand it so that you can gradually update all your workstations.
    Then, you only apply your new serial number to your quoting software and invoice software
    system after all workstations have in your invoice software and quoting software been installed updates.
    Please contact support@qwikquote.com for details regarding special serial number.

 


3.        How to Apply Activate Key

When you get your Activate Key by way of sending Registration information to QwikQuote,
   and the Activate Key will be returned to you from QwikQuote Support Team by email,
    then just put it into the Activate Key box and press the ‘Apply’ button  after it is enabled.
    Such as the screenshot image shown below:
     

    Or you will see the confirming message for network users case of the quoting software and
        invoice software setup similar as the screenshot shown below:

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Otherwise, try to fix the problem according to the error message says.

 

Note: When a computer is activated, its activate status is protected.
                This is to protect your activated copy of quoting software and invoice software can run properly.

            To prevent accidentally change the activated status,
                you need to provide both new Serial Number and new Activate Key at the same time
               if you want to change the existing activate status.


Note: In case you have to change activate status by only serial number without activate key
                you need to do re-configure instead of simply applying new serial number.
            Remember, if you do this way, you will lose your activated status,
                and you need to make sure you Serial Number is under tech support and UMP
                otherwise, your copy of QwikQuote the quoting software and invoice software might not run.

 

Note:  Update Install where the Existing Serial Number is Shorter than the New One

     (You will not have this issue if you do new setup or un-install old version and then re-do a full setup installation.
You only might encounter this issue in some case when you try to do update installation. )

For long term QwikQuote users who will encounter experience of the QwikQuote license structure changes
   (From 32 chars to 36 chars to 41 chars to 45 chars to what next … – check with your earlier serial number…)
there is one extra step you might need to do or you might never know this – a little bit tricky here.

If you had tried to download and install the latest update and you were told you need new serial number,
you are lucky – there is no extra step for you anymore. The extra step is exactly you need to try to install once.
And you have just done it as above said without notice anything different.

If you did not tried to install the update the new version and you try to apply your new serial number,
    you might encounter the problem that the Setup Wizard does not recognize your new serial number.
If you get this situation, you just need to try to install the new update executable file you downloaded once
    and this is sure to fail for you haven’t get your new serial number applied yet.
Though it failed, then you try as above to run Setup Wizard and you can apply your new serial number now
    and then you can continue to install your new downloaded update installation and sure to succeed this 2nd time.

The trick here is through it failed to install, it always install the new license service module so that it is able recognize the nearest new serial number structure and this let you be able to apply your new serial number.