JSI Tip 9801. ProduKey freeware displays ProductID and CD-Key of Windows, MS-Office, Internet Explorer and SQL Server.

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ProduKey v1.03
Copyright (c) 2005 Nir Sofer
Web Site: http://www.nirsoft.net



Description
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ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of MS-Office, Windows, and SQL Server installed on your computer. You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer - by using command-line options. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer. Versions History

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* Version 1.03 - new command-line option: /remoteall * Version 1.02 - On newer versions of Office (XP/2003) - display the real product name, if it's written in the Registry. * Version 1.01 - Added support for XP visual style. * Version 1.00 - First release. Known Problems

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* If you bought your computer with installed operating system, you may find the product key appeared in ProduKey utility is different from the product key on your Windows CD. This problem is mostly reported with Dell computers. * From unknown reason, the product key of Visual Stuido .NET is written in the Registry as Office XP product... * In old versions of Office, the 'Product Key' value is not available. Using ProduKey

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ProduKey doesn't requite any installation process or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, just run the executable file - produkey.exe The main window of ProduKey displays the list of Windows, Office, and SQL Server products installed on your system. For each product, the "Product ID" and "Product Key" are displayed. If you want the view the product key information in another computer, or in another operating system within the same computer, use the command-line options below. Command-Line Options

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/remoteall Enumerate all computers on your local network, and load the product key information from them. Be aware that this option is quite slow, and you may need to wait a few minutes until the product key information is displayed. In order to use this option, you must have Administrator privileges in all computers on your local network. /remote \[Computer Name\] Load product key information from the specified computer name. In order to use this option, you must log in to the remote computer with Administrator privileges. /remotefile \[Computer Names Filename\] Load product key information from all computer names specified in the file. The file can be tab-delimited, comma-delimited, or CRLF-delimited. In order to use this option, you must have Administrator privileges in all computers specified in the computer names file. /windir \[Windows Directory\] Load product key information from another operating system on the same computer. The \[Windows Directory\] specifies the base folder of Windows installation, for example: c:\windows, c:\winnt This feature is only supported on Windows 2000/XP. /regfile \[Software Registry File\] Load product key information from another operating system on the same computer. The \[Software Registry File\] specifies the software registry file usually located under c:\windows\system32\config This feature is only supported on Windows 2000/XP. /nosavereg Load ProduKey without saving your last settings (window location, columns size, and so on) to the Registry. You can also combine the above command-line options with the following save options in order to save product key information to file: /stext Save the list of product keys into a regular text file. /stab Save the list of product keys into a tab-delimited text file. /stabular Save the list of product keys into a tabular text file. /shtml Save the list of product keys into HTML file. /sverhtml Save the list of product keys into vertical HTML file. /sxml Save the list of product keys into XML file. Examples: produkey.exe /remote \\Server01 produkey.exe /remotefile "c:\temp\computers.txt" produkey.exe /regfile "F:\WINNT\system32\config\software" produkey.exe /windir "c:\winnt" /shtml "c:\temp\pk.html" produkey.exe /remoteall System Requirements

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ProduKey works on all 32-bit versions of Windows. However, some features, like viewing the product keys of another operating system instance, are only supported on Windows 2000/XP License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification ! Disclaimer

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The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason. Translating ProduKey to the languages

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In order to translate ProduKey to other language, follow the instructions below: 1. Run ProduKey with /savelangfile parameter: ProduKey.exe /savelangfile A file named ProduKey_lng.ini will be created in the folder of ProduKey utility. 2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor. 3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window. 4. After you finish the translation, Run ProduKey, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file. If you want to run ProduKey without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder. Feedback

=== If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to [email protected]



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