View Full Version : Newbie question concerning trialversion

11-29-2005, 10:24 AM

Ive been using the installshield 11 for some time now, and so far I have managed to deploy my applications with a trial-mode. Now, however, I need a installation without trial-mode, is this possible in InstallShield 11. Because I cant let non-paying users have the full version, even if its only for a very limited time. Another possible solution (which I havent solved) is that I somehow check if the application is running on trial or not. If thats possible I could block some major functionality hence preventing the non-paying using from exploiting my application. Does anyone have any suggestions what I could do?

Best Regards,

Andreas Sandgren

11-29-2005, 11:58 AM
InstallShield 10.5 added Try/Die functionality, and 11.0 added Try/Buy which is available if you buy into the Activation Service (http://www.macrovision.com/products/flexnet_installshield/activation/index.shtml). I don't believe your program can easily tell whether it's in evaluation or purchased mode, however, so if you need to know that in order to enable or disable features I would have to suggest exploring the FLEXnet Publisher (http://www.macrovision.com/products/flexnet_publisher/index.shtml) product line.