How do I activate WriteOnline via command line?
WriteOnline is installed but not activated on multiple Windows computers. This may be due to unsuccessful automatic activation during installation, or WriteOnline was included in a system image that was deployed to workstations.
Activation is performed by CrickActivate.exe in the WriteOnline Program Files folder.
You can use a logon script, Scheduled Task, Group Policy, or similar to run this program via command line on each workstation. Whichever method you use, the program must run with elevated privileges (so data can be written to the Registry).
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.
-online The activation will use the Internet.
The following parameters can be used if you have a proxy server:
-proxy The proxy server address to use when activating over HTTP.
-user The username to use when accessing the proxy server.
-pass The password to use when accessing the proxy server.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Crick Software\WriteOnline\CrickActivate.exe" -online -silent -serial "XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX"
-proxy "10.0.0.254:8888" -user "myusername" -pass "mypassword"
- Article Id
- May 31st, 2018
- Last revised
- November 21st, 2017
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