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How can I apply a saved V2C file?

This page applies to Harlequin v13.1r0 and later; both Harlequin Core and Harlequin MultiRIP.

There are a few situations where you may have a V2C file that encapsulates the license activation on specific hardware and you want to apply it so that you can run a RIP. This might be as a result of an Error 33 (see Error 33) or after re-installing on the same hardware; for instance:

The V2C file may come from any of the following:

  • Activation of the license succeeded, but installation of the license on the local machine failed for some reason. The LDK Util allows you to save the V2C file, which can be applied separately.
  • A license was fully activated and installed and you have manually backed up the V2C file.
  • If you do not have a copy of your original V2C file and need to recover a system you can request a copy of the V2C file from Harlequin Support by sending them the Protection Key ID.
  • You re-hosted a license and backed up the H2H file (H2H files are functionally equivalent to V2C files for the purposes of re-application).

Harlequin Support cannot provide a copy of the V2C file to be re-applied if the license has been re-hosted since it was activated. We recommend that you back up the H2H file created during re-hosting for re-application if required.

Any of the following procedures may be used:

From the Sentinel Admin Control Center:

  Browse to http://localhost:1947/_int_/checkin.html
  Upload the V2C file and choose 'Apply File'

From the command line use:

ldkutil -apply -i <filename>.v2c

With LDK Tool:

  1. Start the LDK Tool.
  2. Click More
  3. Click New License.
  4. Click License this computer.
  5. Click No internet access.
  6. Click ... (the file you make here is not used at all).
  7. Click OK in the next two dialogs.
  8. In the LDK Tool click ...
  9. Select the v2c file you wish to apply.
  10. Click Select. An “Activation successful” message is displayed.

If your license has been enhanced with additional options after the initial activation, you have a base V2C file and one or more update V2C files. You must apply all of the files in order. Start with the base file, and then apply all of the updates in the order of the numbers shown in their names.

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