The first method of registering the TE is the most efficient when dealing with a large amount of target systems, or when you do not have direct access to the target system. Your application installer or script can perform the steps below to transparently register the TE.
Purchase a license for the amount of TE seats you want to distribute.
Install a copy of the Transfer Engine and related components onto the target machine.
Create a new registry key on the target machine at the following location: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP Professional\Index
Create a new string value in the key above and insert the serial number as the data value.
String Value = "1" Data = "[Your Serial Number]"
When the transfer engine is called for the first time, it retrieves this value (the serial number) and uses it to complete the registration with GlobalSCAPE.
The target machine must have access to the Internet. If no Internet access is available, the registration process may fail and disable the TE.
The TE is automatically registered if it is installed onto a computer with a registered copy of CuteFTP Professional. Keep in mind that the TE must be the same version as CuteFTP. The TE from CuteFTP Professional 7.0 is NOT automatically registered if it is installed on a computer with a registered copy of CuteFTP version 3.0.
If you have physical access to the target machine, or you wish to register the copy installed on your developer machine, do the following:
Right-click on the TE icon in the systray to display the context menu (while running, the TE is represented by a yellow folder icon with up and down arrows)
Select Enter Serial Number.
Paste or type the Serial Number.
A message should appear declaring that the registration was successful. The TE can now be used on that computer without interruptions.
If you receive an error message, verify that the serial number was typed correctly and that the number of licensed machines didn't exceed the licenses purchased. If all this is correct and you are still unable to register, contact our support department and provide them with the exact details of the error received.