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What is a WinQS® license?

In order to open the WinQS® software, you need a key/code provided by ACE Solutions. This is called a WinQS® license.

WinQS® has the following license types:

PORTABLE DONGLE

A USB key/dongle plugged into your PC

This License can be used on Multiple PC’s and allows you to access Local and/or Server data on whichever PC the USB key is plugged into.

NETWORK DONGLE

A USB key/dongle plugged into a company Server/PC

This License is plugged into a dedicated company Server/PC and allows you to access Local and/or Server data from any PC with access to the Server.
1 x License per user accessing software simultaneously

STANDALONE (SOFT) LICENSE (From WinQS® Version 3.0.4.0 and higher only)

A Soft Code registered to a single PC

This License can be used on 1 x PC ONLY and allows you to access Local and/or Server data on the relevant PC.

NETWORK (SOFT) LICENSE (From WinQS® Version 3.0.4.0 and higher only)

A Soft Code registered to a SERVER only

This License can be used on 1 x SERVER ONLY and allows you to access Server data ONLY from any PC with access to the Server.
1 x License per user accessing software simultaneously

A single company can have a variety of above-mentioned licenses.

Which WinQS® License are you using?

To determine which License you are using, check with your company Management or dedicated IT company. Alternatively, you can look at the following:

On WinQS® browse view

On the bottom right corner of the WinQS® browse view, it will indicate your license number

Numbers are allocated as follows:

Portable USB – 0 to 7999
Network USB – 8000 to 8999
Standalone Soft – 10000 to 19999
Network Soft – 20000 to 29999

On opening WinQS®