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Hi Everyone...

I want to make a software for one user only means if a user installed that software then no one can install it in another machine . and when installation will start Internet connection should be there means some other files should be downloaded from server to check the user is registered or not.

how can i make that type of set up file for only one user and with serial code and obviously above mentioned conditions?

Posted 9-Oct-12 20:55pm
ChandraShekar.SK 10-Oct-12 3:41am
What you are trying to do is far ahead of your knowledge, I'm not criticizing you but you mentioned that you do not know webservices. Just start off from smaller projects and learn the basics things first.
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Solution 1

For that you need to create a setup project and add one application as pre-requisite. In that application, Probably you can write code to connect to your server, call a web-service which checks for licensing. If it returns true for given key, simply do not install further.
krushna chandra jena 10-Oct-12 3:08am
I don't know how to use Web service . Is there any another solution ?
Milind Thakkar 10-Oct-12 3:12am
Hmm...Probably write a web-page, where they can get a key. Store that in the database!
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Solution 2

Further to Solution 1

you can distribute license keys over the CD, Phone, email instead of fetching from service at installation time. In that case, you have to write code to validate this key (I mean you have to use some encryptions system to generate this key).

So nobody would be able to hack this key and will not be able to install.

Another way to distribute license keys is dongles. These dongles are not more then a small storage of keys or license information. you can distribute these dongles with installation package. I know some of the software companies in media and photography industry using security dongle.

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