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Virtual CodeMeter (VCM) Activation Guide

Created by: Brendan Bone
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Introduction: The following will guide you through activating a Virtual CodeMeter.  This process requires access to an online PC.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Obtain a VCM activation code from your AccessData sales representative
  • Install the latest release of CodeMeter Runtime (link here)
  • Install the latest release of License Manager (link here)

If your forensic PC is offline, you will need access to a PC that is online and also has CodeMeter and License Manager installed

Procedure:

Online Activation

  1. Disconnect all dongles
  2. Open License Manager
  3. At the error reporting "No Security Device Found!", click "OK"
  4. Select "Create A Local Virtual CMStick" and click "OK"
  5. Enter your VCM activation code and click "OK"
  6. Click "OK" when the update completes

 

Offline Activation

Offline PC:

  1. Disconnect all dongles
  2. Open License Manager
  3. At the error reporting "No Security Device Found!", click "OK"
  4. Select "Create Empty Virtual CMStick (Offline)" and click "OK"
  5. Save the resulting WIBUCMRAC file
  6. Transfer the WIBUCMRAC file to the online PC

Online PC:

  1. Disconnect all dongles
  2. Open License Manager
  3. At the error reporting "No Security Device Found!", click "OK"
  4. Select "Create Activation File (Online)" and click "OK"
  5. Enter your VCM activation code and click "OK"
  6. Browse to the WIBUCMRAC file and click "Open"
  7. Save the resulting WIBUCMRAU file
  8. Click "OK" when the update completes
  9. Transfer the WIBUCMRAU file back to the offline PC

Offline PC:

  1. Disconnect all dongles
  2. Open License Manager
  3. At the error reporting "No Security Device Found!", click "OK"
  4. Select "Activate Virtual CMStick (Offline)" and click "OK"
  5. Browse to the WIBUCMRAU file and click "Open"

Note: Once activated, a VCM is tied to the PC cannot be moved.

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