Hey Ken, It should only ask you to enter your license information once. Toad will then save a file named “QSAuth11.key” into your default application data folder, which should be: C: Documents and Settings Application Data Quest Software Toad for Oracle 10.0 (for WinXP and earlier) C: Users AppData Roaming QuestSoftware Toad for Oracle 10.0 (for Vista and higher) This file may still exist in your uninstalled client files from your Toad 9 installation – which for 9.7 is in the root folders above (just change “10.0” to “9.7”), or for 9.6 or below should be in your Program Files Quest Software Toad for Oracle* folders. If so, you can simply copy this file to the folder listed above and it should no longer ask you for this license information. If you’re still having trouble, send me your Support Bundle once you get into Toad 10.1. Perhaps there’s a permissions issue on your machine that’s not allowing you to save the file.
Hi emackin, I think the issue you’re seeing is that a trial version of Toad was previously run on the machine and installed a default Trial key. With Toad 10 and higher, we implemented a new licensing system which has a higher precedence over the old “*.key” file. While Toad 10 and higher will still recognize the old *.key file, it will only use it as a last resort if no other valid key is found on the system. This should not adversely affect your version of Toad for Oracle as the default Trial key being recognized is for the Xpert edition with all features enabled. Once that trial expires, it will automatically revert to the license in your *.key file.
If, however, you want to remove that key permanently, simply rename the following file: C: Documents and Settings Local Settings Application Data Quest Software ProductLicenses.xml (for Windows XP and earlier) – or – C: Users AppData Local Quest Software ProductLicenses.xml (for Windows Vista and higher) -John.
Toad for Oracle asking Product Authorization Key Posted on May 22nd, 2012 by fath. Toad Authorization Key: 3-5-5. Site Message: ELECTRONIC ARTS. After the silent install of TOAD 10.1, i need to enter the 'licence key' and the 'site message' values to the program. I'm trying to use the ProductLicenses.xml file, but i'm having no luck!