Registration key not accepted in Vista

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Hughg
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Registration key not accepted in Vista

Post by Hughg » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:00 am

I've just installed AISBackup on a Vista replacement for an older machine, and moved the AISBackup.aik key file to the program directory. But AISBackup doesn't seem to recognize it -- the program starts up in trial mode. Is there anything funny about Vista interfering with product registration?

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Registering AISBackup under Windows Vista

Post by Barry » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:12 pm

Recently the destination of the AISBackup key file changed to the Application Data folder, this change was implemented because of changes in Windows Vista. The current registration e-mails reflect this change and inform Users to register AISBackup either by dragging and dropping the key onto AISBackup or double clicking the key file and choosing ‘open’.

In order for the ‘double click’ method to work the key file must be registered with Windows, the registration can be confirmed if there is a ‘key’ icon on the key file. To register AISBackup’s file types AISBackup must be run as an ‘Administrator’ at least once by right clicking the shortcut and choosing ‘Run as administrator’.

To confuse matters: When AISBackup is running as an administrator the drag and drop and double click methods will not work because the Desktop and e-mail system is not running as an administrator. To work around this close down AISBackup prior to double clicking the AISBackup key file.

So that you know whether AISBackup is running as an administrator or in ‘limited mode’ refer to the caption bar. Backup’s of the operating system require that AISBackup is run as an administrator, however, you may use the ‘limited’ mode for most data backups.

Barry

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Post by Hughg » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:36 am

Thanks, Barry -- the drag and drop method worked find. Two more Vista-related questions:

1. Is there any reason why full backups of C drives can't use advanced sessions (i.e. keeping a specified number of daily sessions, a specified number of weekly sessions, etc)? It's just that the instructions for setting up a full backup specifically say to select save all sessions.

2. How can I set up scheduled backups to run as administrator? I need this so that the full system is backed up.

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AISBackup schedule under Windows Vista

Post by Barry » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:55 pm

AISBackup runs as an administrator when run from the task scheduler, at least it does here.

There is no reason not to use advanced sessions, the documentation obviously misleading (to save me a little time what were you reading? - just copy a little of the help here).

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Post by Hughg » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:14 pm

I got it from the page "Backing up the C: Drive" -- under "2: Using New Job:", there's a bullet that says "Leave the backup job as Session Based."

For running scheduled jobs as administrator, I hit the problem when I first ran a full backup job (I didn't do it first manually, I let the scheduler run it). I got a string of errors suggesting that AISBackup didn't have permission to get at the files it needed to. I've just tried a scheduled run again on the backup that I first ran as administrator manually, and it went fine. But I've got UAC turned off now, whereas it wasn't before; could that be the difference?

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Backup of Windows Vista

Post by Barry » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:56 pm

Sorry about the delay, I was waiting to get the commercial version of Vista Home Premium installed just in case it is different to the release candidate of the ultimate addition.

I installed AISBackup and running as Administrator and using Quick Job I scheduled a backup of the Vista drive for ‘5 minutes time’ and waited for the backup to complete. I checked the log and can confirm that it ran correctly as an Administrator and all the files that are normally secured by the operating system were backed up correctly.

There were a number of files marked as ‘deleted before backup’ but these log files are not required to restore Vista to its former glory.

I have already used a Windows 2000 laptop for format a drive and restore Vista. Vista cannot then be booted because Microsoft changed the way Vista boots, however the boot partition can be repaired using the Vista installation DVD, which I did successfully.

Barry

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Post by Hughg » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:49 am

No worries. Actually, my system seemed to settle down after its initial eccentricities (I'm running Vista Business), and now it seems to copy the files it needs to regardless of whether UAC is on or off. Sorry I forgot to report that here.

One oddity I noticed, though: if you go to Tools > Show MS Scheduler, you don't end up with the Scheduler, but with some kind of listing of scheduled jobs which you can't edit.

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Task Scheduler

Post by Barry » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:34 pm

The task scheduler is now fixed locally (upload soon).

I have also only just found out that Vista supports UDF writng to CD and DVD (R and RW too!) so AISBackup has been updated to support this too.

Barry

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Post by Hughg » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:38 pm

Cool! The best gets better, eh?

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Re: Task Scheduler

Post by IanG » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:24 am

Barry wrote:
I have also only just found out that Vista supports UDF writng to CD and DVD (R and RW too!) so AISBackup has been updated to support this too.
It's nice to have options, but is there any advantage to using UDF?

Ian G.

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Direct to CD/DVD

Post by Barry » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:20 pm

One advantage is the the backup does not have to be written to hard disk first, but instead directly to DVD or CD. Windows Vista UDF also supports write once media, whereas some popular alternatives (e.g. Nero INCD) did not.

The CD's and DVD's must be pre formatted using the Windows Right Click / Format command.

Barry

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Post by IanG » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:10 am

Barry

Thanks for that! I've no plans to upgrade to Vista, but it's nice to know.

Ian G.

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