How do I activate DocsPlus via command line?

DocsPlus is installed but not activated on multiple Windows computers. This may be due to unsuccessful automatic activation during installation, or DocsPlus was included in a system image that was deployed to workstations.


Activation is performed by CrickActivate.exe in the DocsPlus Program Files folder.

It connects to via HTTPS (Port 443).

You can use a logon script, Scheduled Task, Group Policy, or similar to run this program via command line on each workstation.

The following parameters must be used:

-serial   The serial number as it appears on the back of the DVD cover.
-silent   The activation attempt won't display any messages.

The following parameters can be used if required:

-proxy   The address of a proxy server.
-user     The username to use when accessing the proxy server.
-pass     The password to use when accessing the proxy server.

For example:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Crick Software\DocsPlus\CrickActivate.exe" -serial "2XXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX"
-silent -proxy "" -user "myusername" -pass "mypassword"

About this article
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November 15th, 2017
Last revised
November 15th, 2017
Applies to
  • DocsPlus for Windows and Mac

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