Generate and apply a Quin-C license

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The following will allow you generate and apply a Quin-C license from or Quin-C Order Number.

Your Quin-C Order Number will typically be contained in an email entitled "Thank you for your recent Quin-C order!", and will be sent from

If you have not received or have misplaced an expected Quin-C Order Number, please contact your Sales representative or



Obtain your license key:

  1. Navigate to
  2. In the Get Your License Key box, enter you Order Number (from the above mentioned email), you Quin-C Server Machine Name (Base URL), and your Email Address, then click Submit.
    Note: The "Machine Name" field must be the base URL you will use to navigate to Quin-C.  This could be your server's NETBIOS name, FQDN, or a DNS alias.
  3. Copy out one of the resulting strings, depending on your desired licensing methods, and save it for your records.
    License Key: License string to use when not using either a CodeMeter physical or virtual dongle.
    Dongle String: License string to use when using either a CodeMeter physical or virtual dongle.
  4. Choose one of the license activation methods shown below.

Option 1 - Activate your license without a CodeMeter dongle:

  1. Log into Quin-C, making sure to use the Machine Name/Base URL used when obtaining your license.
  2. If you're immediately prompted to enter a License Key, enter the full License Key obtained above and click Enter.
  3. If you are running another, unexpired, license or trial, you can update your license by doing the following:
    1. Open the Admin widget.
    2. Go to the System Administration tab.
    3. Open the License Info sub-tab.
    4. Enter the full License Key from step 3 and click Enter.

Option 2 - Activate your license with a CodeMeter dongle:

  1. Make sure both CodeMeter and License Manager are installed.
  2. Contact your Sales representative and give them your Dongle String obtained above.  They can then provide you with a new CodeMeter dongle or update an existing one.
  3. Insert/activate your CodeMeter dongle and make sure it's refreshed.  License Manager should show an Insight license that looks like the following:
  4. Navigate to the Quin-C bin folder (typically "[drive]:\Program Files\AccessData\Forensic Tools\[version]\bin\").
  5. From the bin folder, open ADG.WeblabSelfHost.exe.config in a text editor.
  6. In the appSettings section, find and change the value of the DongleLicenseValidator key to true, as shown below, then save the file:
    <add key="DongleLicenseValidator" value="true"/>
  7. Restart the AccessData Quin-C Self Host Service service.

NOTE: If you try to navigate to Quin-C using a different Machine Name/Base URL than used when activating your license, you will be prompted to enter a new license.


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