Old 21st October 2013, 12:52   #1
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limit the number of installations

Is it possible to limit the number of installations from the nsis installer, I have seen red wine's guide to limit but it is only limited for one machine, if we copy the installer on other machine it will again run for 3 times, is there any way we can limit the number of installations across machines?
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Old 21st October 2013, 16:53   #2
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And if they copy the installed program to another machine? It is probably better to put the DRM in your application and not the installer...

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Old 22nd October 2013, 05:22   #3
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If you want your application only installed i.e. three times you need to use mechanisms like Windows XP and higher uses, or the Adobe products. To register (unlock / activation) the software you need to communicate with a server that verifies the license key and returns something to make the setup on the particular machine unique. This may be done making a "fingerprint" of the hardware.

But at all this mechanim needs an server for the activation of your software. I do not know if your software is that valuable. In most cases this is only done in Software that has a high copy potential and / or very expensive software.

Oh I forgot to mention, there are dark areas of the internet were you can find hacks and crackt, that disable this mechanisms more or less good.

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