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  • Application Server Activation

    I have not used my v12 application server for many years now, and exactly as before the activation is coming up with the message to close UAC etc. I have disabled the UAC rebooted the PC and the message to disable UAC still shows when trying to activate. I thought after 7 years this issue would have been addressed. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
    Thank you

  • #2

    It is possible to turn off UAC using the Registry Editor.
    • Open Windows Registry : Start > run> type regedit.
    • Navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System. ...
    • In the right pane, modify the value of the EnableLUA DWORD value to 0: ...
    • Restart your computer.

    This works best.


    • #3
      Hi Allen, thank you so much for sharing that useful tip with me. Now the second issue. After attempting to activate with the UAC disabled, I now get this message:-
      Error: Your V12 license cannot be activated using this activation system. Please install the latest patch available to you and activate again.
      I have already applied the latest patch for v12 Application server (3 times), but can't get past this issue.

      Just to let you know, when I was on here last, I was aware of certain issues with basic things like this activation process, and other annoying issues. I thought after all this time things would have improved with the way things are done at Alpha.... I was clearly wrong about that for sure.

      Any magic tricks you can suggest for this latest problem. ?

      Really appreciate that there are good people on here always happy to help. Good work guys. I would have given up long ago if you good people were not on this forum.
      Massive thanks.


      • #4
        You might have to renew your subscription, Fred
        Ted Giles
        Example Consulting - UK

        See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.


        • #5
          Hi Ted, thank you for your reply. I sincerely hope not, as when I purchased this version there were no subscription plans from what I remember. I personally would rather jump off a cliff than be tied into an expensive subscription plan for something I do not use that frequently.

          Kind regards


          • #6
            You seem to be using an extremely old release of Alpha Anywhere, one from early 2014 or prior. You will need to install at least build 2399 in order to be able to activate.

            Lenny Forziati
            Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
            Alpha Software Corporation


            • #7
              Hi Lenny, thank you for your message. Yes indeed this is a very old version. Running the App server update did not fix the issue, but when I ran the Developer update, all is now working.
              I have completely lost track as to what the latest version is? Are there any special deals going to upgrade to the later versions? I assume it's still yearly subscription's which would not be viable for me as I am now just an occasional user. Best regards. Fred


              • #8
                You would need to contact your account representative about upgrade options. If you're not sure who that is, you can just email sales @

                Lenny Forziati
                Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                Alpha Software Corporation


                • #9
                  Cool Lenny. Will do. Thanks