Thanks to anyone with a little experience on this!
I've found the licensing situation with Microsoft MapPoint very confusing.
Here is my situation:
I have a commercial product that relies on MapPoint. I have created an installer that bundles my product with the MapPoint runtime, and transparently installs MapPoint during its install process (silent install). It does prompt for a User Name and Company Name, and feeds this into Microsoft MapPoints command line install.
This install process is very elegant and the customers really like it They used to have to install Microsoft MapPoint individually (with a full license), then install my application, which led to alot of confustion.
Here's my concern, however:
Now that my application distributes with the runtimes integrated, their are no CDKey's/Licenses required to get everything running, and even if I set my computer's clock forward the software continues working.
I WANT ALL OF MY CLIENTS to have LEGAL licenses, so this seems to be an issue. I DO NOT WANT TO USE A RUNTIME LICENSE, I would just like to use FULL Licenses (which I already purchase in bulk).
My commercial product is already very expensive, so the MapPoint full license cost isn't an issue.
How can I apply these FULL Licenses to these successful installations without going through the cumbersome normal MapPoint install? Is there a way to integrate the product key / license? Is it enough simply to send the customer a fully-licensed box to sit on his desk (without installing)?
Thanks in advance,