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Registration Screen Keeps Appearing at Start Up

Postby Jeff Snyder » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:40 am

One of our stations was shut down in a power failure and ever since has a problem with PowerCADD start up. The registration screen appears and needs to be filled out everytime PCADD is started. This is an obvious pain and waste of time! Any solutions?

Also, on another machine, when PCADD starts up, every single Recently viewed files open up which is another long waste of time!

Thanks to anyone who can help.

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Re: Registration Screen Keeps Appearing at Start Up

Postby phansford » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:15 pm

Concerning the opening of all recent files..... check this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37883

Has to to with the OS. Assuming you are using Lion.


Registration issue. Could be related to the version of PC 9 you are using. Its an issue with preferences. Assuming you are talking about PC 9.1.1, this is the solution that has been determined to work. Follow everything carefully and it will register.

(emailed to me from ES) The obtuse response you will get from ES is PC 9 will load if you have permission rights. So - if you work for a larger firm where the tech depart has control of the permissions on your computer, they will have to use the following method. If you can access permission - then you can use the following method.


Below are detailed instructions for setting permissions contributed by the Canadian distributor of PowerCADD.

Setting permissions during registration (Lion only).

The FIRST thing to do is:
• Quit ALL applications.
• Choose Preferences in the Finder menu. Choose the General Tab.
• Click each to show ALL of the items on the desktop.

After restart, if your HD did not open, click to open.
1) Set the Directory view to Columns.
2) In the first column, single click on the Macintosh HD (or whatever it is named).
3) Select Macintosh HD and press I (Get Info)
4) Click on the lock to unlock it and provide your log-in Password.
5) Change the Permissions for "Wheel" and "Others" from Read Only to Read & Write.
6) Click the Lock to lock it.

NEXT:
1) In the second column, single click on the Library folder.
Repeat steps 4) through in 6)

Next:
1) In the third column, single click the Preferences folder
Repeat steps 4) through 6)

Next Launch PowerCADD and complete the install code(s) entry and the registration.

Quit PowerCADD 9.

Relaunch PowerCADD 9 to confirm that the install codes are NOT asked for again to confirm the above procedure was done correctly (Proof of concept).

Restart the Macintosh and return Permissions to their original state.

After restart:
1) Single click the Macintish HD in the first column.
2) Make sure the Directory view is still Columns
3) Select Macintosh HD and press I (Get Info)
4) Click the lock to unlock it and provide your log-in Password.
5) Change the Permissions for "Wheel" and "Others" from Read & Write to "Read Only".
6) Click the Lock to lock it.

NEXT:
1) Single click the Library folder in the second column.
Do steps 4) through in 6)

Next:
1) Single click the Preferences folder in the third column
Do steps 4) through 6)

Launch PowerCADD 9 to confirm that the install codes are NOT asked for again to confirm the above procedure was done correctly (Proof of concept).

Continue as usual.
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