ZebraDesigner for XML or mySAP -- How to Move a License Key or Serial Number (-With Video)

Article ID: 21555190



Topic or Information

Options available to allow for moving of a ZebraDesigner for XML or ZebraDesigner for MySAP license key from one system to another.

Applies To

ZebraDesigner for XML v2 and ZebraDesigner for MySAP v2

Excludes: 2824 Series, 2844 Series, S4M (E53 Firmware Version), 888 DD/TT Series, MZ Series, ZQ110, EM220, EM220II, All Kiosk (except KR403)


 This solution should be used by customers with ZebraDesigner for XML and ZebraDesigner for mySAP Version 2.2.2 Build 2730.2728 only (See your Help > About screen for details of your version).

It is recommended for customers who are using ZebraDesigner ... Version 2.2.2 that you download and install the updated 2.2.3 version prior to moving a license.  This is a free upgrade, if you are currently running a licensed version of v2.2.2.  The process for moving a ZebraDesigner Pro license has changed considerably.

For complete instructions on how to move your License Key running ZebraDesigner ... version 2.2.3 Read More>>

This solution applies to the following issues.
                -- Deactivating your current license for use on another PC using the License Manager Program
                -- Moving a license key from one PC to a different PC manually using the Zebra License Program
The video below will provide instructions on how to deactivate or move Zebra Designer licenses if you are still using version 2.2.2. The text below the video also describes the process in detail.
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The easiest way to move a license between PC’s is to send the license back to the server (Internet De-Activate) and then re-activate on another PC. This method requires the use of the License Manager available from Start > Programs > Zebra Technologies > ZebraDesigner (Pro, for XML, or for mySAP) > License Manager.

Complete instructions for executing the move are displayed when the option is selected (see screen shot below).
User-added image Important: Do not select the Remove License Icon. This will destroy the licensing key rendering it unusable. The Remove License option is NOT associated with the process of moving a license from one PC to another
This method requires you to enter the License Number received via email, if you purchased your License Number from  www.zebra.com. If the software was purchased and shipped to you from your reseller, the key is on the inside cover within the clam shell case the CD shipped in.
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IMPORTANT NOTE - The Remove License option is NOT associated with the process of moving a license from one PC to another.
There is an alternative manual move method if for any reason you need a different way to move the key.
Manually Move a License
Each step must be executed from the specified PC using the instructions provided within the License Manager
First Step (from the Move a License screen below) 1.  Select media on NEW PC, Initialize it:
After completing the first step
The “License Manager” screen displays "Media successfully initialized" and the file "media_init.sys" (1k) is copied to the selected drive.
Note - existing files on the selected drive were not affected by "Initialize Media" 
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Second Step - 2.  Select media on ORIGINAL PC, Move to
After completing the second step
The License Manager screen displays "License moved to media" and the file "mediaXfr.dat" (1k) is copied to the selected drive.
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Third Step - 3.  Select media on NEW PC, Move from
After completing the third step
The License Manager screen displays "License moved to computer." Both the "media_init.sys" and "mediaXfr.dat" files are moved off of the selected drive to the PC.
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The software on the new PC becomes an activated version and will no longer show as Demo mode at startup.  
The PC the license was moved from will state “This is a DEMO version!” at software startup.  
Zebra does not recommend that licenses are repeatedly moved between PC’s.