WMS:Registering WMS

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After installing WMS, it will need to be registered. Registering online can be done whether or not there is a hardware lock. Either way, obtain a string of characters called a registration code. Whether evaluating WMS, have purchased a license without a hardware lock, or have a hardware lock, it's necessary to have a registration code to enable WMS. If evaluating WMS for the first time, obtain a free 30-day registration code by registering and providing contact information to Aquaveo. The purpose of this page is to explain how to obtain a registration code and enable WMS. When WMS is first launched, the following window appears:


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To get started using WMS, the software must be registered. Register WMS by choosing the Register... button. The following window will appear:


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If having just installed a new version of WMS, it is likely that the copy of WMS will not be enabled. It's necessary to enable the copy of WMS. To enable WMS, press the Change Registration... button in the Register window. The Registration Wizard will appear:


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In this window, there are two options. It's required to have an active internet connection to register the software. If already having a vendor-supplied code (from a paid license or a temporary demo license), enter the code in the field and select Next to register the software. (If there is a hardware lock, make sure the hardware lock drivers are installed and that the hardware lock is connected to the computer before entering the code and selecting Next.) If there is no registration code, having not purchased WMS, and having not evaluated WMS before, obtain a registration code for a one-month demo of the software. This will give full access to all the capabilities of WMS for one month. Select the Request Evaluation License button, select the Next button, and fill in appropriate contact information on the web page that appears in the web browser. A registration code will be sent to supplied e-mail. Return to this Registration Wizard to enter this code after receiving it. After the evaluation period expires, purchase a license to continue using WMS.


If having purchased a license of WMS, the WMS vendor should have provided a registration code, normally sent to the purchaser's e-mail address. Please enter this code in the Registration Wizard.


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WMS will be automatically registered on-line (The computer must be connected to the Internet to register WMS. If not connected, please contact the vendor for instructions to register WMS off-line).

Evaluation Version

If not having a registration code, having not purchased WMS and having not evaluated WMS before, it is possible to obtain a registration code for a one-month demo of the software. An evaluation version that is valid for 30-60 days may be requested by selecting the Request Evaluation License button in the Registration Wizard.


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A web browser should appear and an internet connection started. Fill out the contact information in the web browser and a valid registration code will be sent via email. After receiving the registration code, enter it into the Registration Wizard, and select Next. After having evaluated WMS, please contact Aquaveo with any questions or to purchase WMS.

Register WMS with a Password

  1. Start WMS and select the Register… button when the welcome screen appears. If the welcome screen does not appear automatically, select Register... from the Help menu in WMS.
  2. Select License code for the Licensing method and enter the 7 digit alpha-numeric code that begins with the letter P. Click the Next > button.
  3. If the registration is successful, click Finish to exit the Registration Wizard.
  4. The Register WMS dialog displays the registered components, licensing method, and license expiration dates.

Hardware Locks

Follow the instructions received with the hardware lock to install the hardware lock and accompanying drivers. If a hardware lock instructions were not received, or they have been misplaced, they can be found in the \Utils\Hwlock\Instructions directory on the CD. There are separate files for single user and network hardware locks. These files can be read using a web browser.

Additional instructions on using hardware locks can be found in the article Hardware Locks. It's recommended to go over these instructions and troubleshooting suggestions before calling technical support with hardware lock issues. In fact, reading through and following these hardware lock instructions before using the hardware lock with the software will significantly reduce the time and trouble required to get the hardware lock working.

After installed the hardware lock drivers on the computer and have connected the hardware lock to the computer, burn the lock by entering the registration code in the Register Wizard.


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The WMS vendor should have provided a registration code, normally sent to the purchaser's e-mail address. Make sure the hardware lock is plugged into the computer, then enter this registration code in the Enable Wizard. Make the computer is connected to the internet, and the hardware lock will be automatically burned over the internet after hitting the Next button in the wizard.

Public Domain Version

WMS has a free public domain version. The free version provides a Windows interface to build the files for HEC-1, TR-20, and the other basic hydrologic models. If wanting the public domain version, contact a WMS vendor and a valid registration code will be sent via email. After receiving the registration code, enter it into the Registration Wizard and select Register, the same as for paid licenses.

Changing the Registration

If a need arrives to change the what components of WMS are registered, the registration can be accessed through the Help menu and selecting the Register WMS command.

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