Main Functions of the Activation Wizard

The activation wizard serves both the Duxbury Braille Translator and NimPro. If you have used it for one program, you will find it familiar and easy to use with the other.

The main page lists the tasks you can do with the activation wizard. It informs you if an operation requires administrative level access. You can Register your software and Diagnose activation problems without administrative access, but for critical operations like Activate and Deactivate, administrative access is required.

Manual Activation Requires 2 Steps

If you activate manually (for example, by email), your activation requires 2 steps: first, you send Duxbury your information, and then Duxbury sends you a reply with your activation code. When you receive the reply you must open the activation wizard again. On the Main page, the task "Activate this computer" will likely be selected for you.

If you are activating your program as a single user, you should use that option. However, if you are activating your program as a license server for multiple users, you must select, "Set up this server to host the network license" instead.

Activation on the Windows Vista System

Note: Microsoft support for Vista has ended. Running Duxbury programs on the Vista OS is no longer recommended.

Windows operating systems, beginning with Vista and including all those that have followed, have a feature called User Account Control (UAC). Normally, users have UAC turned on. However, for the Vista operating system only, when you use the Activation Wizard to activate your Duxbury program, you need to turn UAC off, and you need to be sure you are running from an account with full write-access privileges on your computer.

Your indicator that you need to turn off UAC is the error, "COM server initialization has failed" when you try to activate. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, running as administrator with UAC on does not solve this problem. For the Vista OS only, you must turn UAC off to run the Wizard. You can turn it on again afterward.