Rhino 5 introduces a new license validation system aimed to reduce the piracy of Rhino licenses. License validation associates your license with your e-mail address (or e-mail domain in the case of a Lab License) and, for upgrade licenses, your previous license key.
The Rhino license agreement allows you to have Rhino installed simultaneously on multiple computers so long as the license is in use on only one computer at a time. The validation system allows you to install your license on multiple computers, so long as you validate your license with the same information each time.
When you upgrade Rhino from a previous version, license validation will associate the license from your previous version of Rhino with the license you are upgrading to. A previous version license can only be used to upgrade one Rhino 5 license. For example, consider a company that owns four licenses of Rhino 4 and upgrades to Rhino 5. Each upgrade installation should be associated with a different Rhino 4 license for validation to succeed.
After installing Rhino, you are given a 30-day grace period to complete the validation process.
Rhino will display the License Validation Wizard. Follow the instructions on screen to validate your license.
If you receive an error during license validation, please contact McNeel Technical Support for assistance. Please include the error description when you contact support.
If your computer is not connected to the internet, the License Validation Wizard will give you instructions on how to validate using a web browser on another computer. The process looks like this:
Rhino will now be successfully validated offline.
In a stand alone install of Rhino (commercial, educational, or educational lab), the validation is tied to a specific computer.
When you image a computer and push the image to a new computer, and validation will not be valid, and the Rhino will require validation on that new computer.
This can be problematic. So solve this issue, consider the following options:
Option 1 and Option 2 are recommended.