FAQ: MicroBase Professional Licensing

MicroBase Professional software is a licensed software product and is not offered as a free download. If you need to obtain MicroBase Professional, please see the appropriate section below. Some of the more common licensing questions are listed here:

  • Lost Installation Media/License/Authorization Key? See Section #5.
  • Need To upgrade from MicroBase v1.x? See Section #6.
  • Need to transfer a MicroBase License? See Section #7.
  • Name or Location change? See Section #8.  

 

1. How Many Computers Can My MicroBase Pro Software Be Installed On?

MicroBase Pro software is generally licensed for installation and use on a single computer. If your company needs to use the software on more than one computer, you will need to obtain an additional license for each additional computer. Contact your authorized DSS Sales Representative for price quotation.

Multiple Logins: On a given licensed computer installation, several different MicroBase Network users can log on and use the MicroBase Pro software. This means that only one person uses the program at a time.

Server Installation/Operation: DSS does not recommend that MicroBase Pro be installed on a server. If you are concerned with keeping your MicroBase Pro installation backed up (an excellent idea), we suggest that you use the following scheme:

  • Install MicroBase pro on your local PC.
  • Set MicroBase Pro to auto-archive your data every X days.
  • Set MicroBase Pro to automatically copy your auto-archive to a backup folder on your server each time it runs.

Multi-User Operation: Don't attempt this. MicroBase Pro does not support multi-user file/record locking facilities which are required for Multi-User operation. Attempts to operate MicroBase Pro in a Multi-User environment will most certainly result in database corruption.


2. We Need To Use MicroBase Pro On Several PCs. What About Volume Discounts For MicroBase Pro Licenses?

Depending on the number of licenses needed, you may be eligible for a volume discounts. Volume discounts can make using MicroBase Pro on several computers very affordable.

Pricing: Check with your authorized DSS Sales Representative for information about volume pricing. Please note that licenses purchased under a volume discount must be ordered together.


3. I Have A New Computer And Have Misplaced My Authorization Key. How Can I  Retrieve It From My Old Computer?

If you have installed MicroBase Pro on your new computer but can't locate your authorization information, you should be able to retrieve it from your old computer if it still has a functional installation of MicroBase Pro. Use the following steps to retrieve your MicroBase Pro authorization information:

  • On your old computer, start MicroBase Pro
  • Click Help - Authorization - MicroBase License
  • Create a text file on your desktop to save your authorization information to
  • Copy the License Owner contents and paste to your text file
  • Copy the Location-Facility contents and paste to your text file
  • Copy the Authorization Key contents and paste to your text file
  • Copy and paste the three above items into your new MicroBase Pro installation.
  • Give your text file a helpful name like "MicroBase Pro License Info" and then store it in a safe place.

4. How Do I Change My MicroBase Pro Authorization Key Info?

If you have obtained a new Authorization key and your computer already has MicroBase Pro installed with different Authorization key info, you can use the following steps to change Authorization key info:

  • Start MicroBase Pro
  • Click Help - Authorization - MicroBase License
  • Enter the License Owner exactly as shown on your license
  • Enter the Location-Facility exactly as shown on your license
  • Enter the Authorization Key exactly as shown on your license
  • Click OK to save the new Authorization Key info.

5. How Can I Replace My Lost MicroBase Pro Installation Media / License / Authorization Key?

You cannot install or operate MicroBase Professional software without a valid License, Installation Media and Authorization Key.

If you have lost your License, Installation Media or Authorization Key, and would like to avoid having to purchase a new MicroBase Pro license, you may be able to order a Replacement License Pack from the sales department at DSS Headquarters.

It is a good idea to thoroughly search for your original license and Installation Media before ordering a replacement. The MicroBase Pro installation CD is shipped in a 6"x9" white envelope with the MicroBase Pro license printed on one side. A sticker is affixed to the license which contains your unique MicroBase Pro Authorization Key. Below the authorization key sticker are the words "DO NOT LOSE THIS KEY - YOU CANNOT INSTALL OR OPERATE MICROBASE PRO WITHOUT IT".

If you cannot locate your original MicroBase Pro License and/or Installation Media and need to order a Replacement License Pack, gather as much of the following information as possible for use by the DSS Sales Department in researching your request:

  • Original MicroVib II or MicroBase Pro Sale date
  • Original Purchaser's Name and Location
  • MicroVib II or MicroBase Pro Serial Number
  • License type - Full or Upgrade

Once you have collected the above information, contact the sales department at DSS Sales Department and order a MicroBase Pro Replacement License Pack P/N 1600-3.

If it can be established that you or your company legitimately owns a MicroBase Pro license then you can order a Replacement License Pack with authorization key for a faction of the cost of a new license. In order to fulfill an order for a Replacement License Pack, the sales department must have the following information:

  • Original Purchaser's Name
  • MicroBase Pro Serial Number to be replaced

The MicroBase Pro Replacement License Pack contains the following items:

  • Software License Agreement
  • Software Authorization Key
  • Installation Instructions
  • MicroBase Pro Installer

6. How Can I Upgrade From MicroBase v1.x to MicroBase Pro v2.x?

Before you order your MicroBase Pro v2.x upgrade, gather as much of the following information as possible for use by the DSS Sales Department in researching your request:

  • Original MicroVib II or MicroBase v1.x Sale date
  • Original Purchaser's Name and Location
  • MicroVib II Serial Number or MicroBase v1.x Authorization Key

Once you have collected the above information, contact the DSS Sales Department and order the following item:

  • P/N 1600-2 - MicroBase Pro Upgrade License Pack

If it can be established that you or your company legitimately owns a MicroBase v1.x license, then you can order a MicroBase Pro v2.x upgrade at a discount from the cost of a new license.

The MicroBase Pro Upgrade License Pack contains the following items:

  • Software License Agreement
  • Software Authorization Key
  • Installation Instructions
  • MicroBase Pro Installer

7. Can MicroBase Pro Licenses Be Transferred To A New Owner?

Yes they can. If the current license owner agrees to transfer or destroy all installation media, licenses and other materials associated with the MicroBase Pro software, the license can be transferred to a new party, provided the new party agrees with the terms of the License Agreement.

Keep in mind that Authorization keys are coded to the License Owner's name and Facility/Location. Therefore the original License Owner's name will appear on the MicroBase Pro installation and all printed reports.

If you would like to have the transferred MicroBase Pro license re-issued with your company name, contact the DSS Sales Department, provide a photocopy of the original MicroBase Pro License Agreement and Authorization Key, and tell them you would like to order the following item:

  • P/N 1600-3 - MicroBase Pro Replacement License Pack with Owner Name Change

If you cannot locate the original MicroBase Pro License and Authorization key, gather as much of the following information as possible for use by the DSS Sales Department in researching your request:

  • Original MicroVib II or MicroBase Pro Sale date
  • Original Purchaser's Name and Location
  • MicroVib II Serial Number or MicroBase Pro Serial Number
  • License type - Full or Upgrade

Once you have collected the above information, contact the sales department at DSS Sales Department and order a MicroBase Pro Replacement License Pack P/N 1600-3 with License Owner Name Change.

If it can be established that you or your company is elegible for a MicroBase Pro license transfer, then your order will be processed. In order to fulfill an order for a Replacement License Pack with Name Change, the sales department must have the following information:

  • Original Purchaser's Name
  • MicroBase Pro Serial Number to be replaced
  • New License Owner's Name as it should appear on reports (for example: Aero Repair Company)
  • New License Owner's Location-Facility as it should appear on reports (for example: Miami Florida)

 The MicroBase Pro Replacement License Pack with Name Change contains the following items:

  • Software License Agreement
  • Software Authorization Key (with new license owner's name)
  • Installation Instructions
  • MicroBase Pro Installer

Note: The original purchaser of the MicroBase Pro software may be asked to verify in writing to DSS that they have released all installation media, licenses and other materials to the new owner before the Authorization key is re-issued.


8. How Can I Have My Licensed Owner and/or Location Changed?

If your company name or location has changed, you can order a re-issued authorization key for a nominal charge. Contact the DSS Sales Department and order the following item:

  • P/N 1600-3  - MicroBase Pro Replacement License Pack with Owner Name Change

Typographical errors in License Owner's name and Location will be corrected at no additional charge if requested within 90 days of purchase.


9. My New MicroBase Pro License Is Missing The Authorization Key Sticker. How Do I Obtain My Authorization Key?

Sometimes original MicroBase License Packs are shipped to intermediate parties (such as equipment brokers), and are to be delivered to the end user at a later time. When this is the case, DSS may not be able to determine the eventual end user, and so will ship the MicroBase License Pack without the Authorization Key sticker.

If this is the case with your purchase, then contact DSS Sales Department and supply the following information so that an authorization key may be created for your license:

  • MicroVib II Kit Sale date
  • DSS Invoice Number
  • End users's Name, Location and Contact info

Your MicroBase Pro Authorization Key will be emailed to you once the above information has been verified. When you have received your Authorization Key email, print the Authorization Key and include it with your MicroBase Pro License Pack in case you need to install the software on a new computer at some future date.


10. How Do I Contact The DSS Sales Department?

Contact either John Beach or Rich Welsch at their respective offices shown in this link: http://www.dssmicro.com/field.htm

MicroBase Professional Part Numbers:

  • DSS P/N 1600 - MicroBase Pro Full License Pack
  • DSS P/N 1600-2 - MicroBase Pro Upgrade License Pack (with or without name change)
  • DSS P/N 1600-3 - MicroBase Pro Replacement License Pack (with or without name change)

 

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