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HOWTO: Upgrade the Zetafax Server Evaluation system to a full version



ID: ZTN1692

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Zetafax 2010


The Zetafax Server Evaluation is designed to give customers the opportunity to evaluate the main components of Zetafax with their own equipment. Once satisfied that it meets your requirements and you purchase Zetafax, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the software. This document details the steps involved to upgrade the evaluation system to a fully working copy of Zetafax to be used in a production environment.

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On purchase, you will receive a Zetafax starter system licence key and a full copy of the software. Follow the instructions below to upgrade to the full version of Zetafax.

  1. Log on to the server where the Zetafax Server Evaluation is installed.
  2. Extract the Zetafax2010.exe to a suitable location follow the on-screen prompts to install the Zetafax server.
  3. When prompted to upgrade click Yes.

  4. The server install will now continue and warn you that you will need to enter your purchased starter licence. After you click OK you’ll be prompted to enter it.

  5. The install will now continue to update the server. Once complete you will need to enter your company details and register the system as you were not prompted for these with the evaluation system.
  6. Rename the following file: C:\Program Files\Zetafax Server\System\Z-DB\LICENCE.DAT to LICENCE.OLD.
  7. Now start the Zetafax Configuration Program and click OK to the Zetafax Setup Error.

  8. You’ll be prompted to enter your starter licence and company details, do so following the on-screen prompts.
  9. Click the Register Online button.
  10. Add the Company name and select the Register button, the Product Registration Page should open already populated with the license key details.
  11. Add any remaining missing details and when completed click the Register button, your registration code will be emailed to the email address provided on the registration page.
  12. Enter this registration code into the License and Registration Wizard, select the Finish button to complete your registration process.


ZTN1680- Upgrade the Zetafax Server Evaluation system to a full version of Zetafax 2007

Last updated: 08 July 2010 (MW/PS/IN)

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