Hands-free Licensing for IntuiFace Player

    Description

    This capability is specific to Player for Windows - not Player for Kiosks or Tablets - and is only available to those in possession of at least one Composer Enterprise license.

    A common solution for large scale software deployments of any kind is to create an image of a correctly configured PC and then install that OS image across multiple devices. Under normal licensing circumstances, this approach would be a challenge for IntuiFace because although automated license retrieval is supported, this retrieval only occurs after a manual login.

    IntuiFace Player for Windows has the unique ability to support automated license retrieval without requiring manual login.

    Enabling Self-Licensing

    1. On the My IntuiFace website, select your IntuiFace account's email address in the header to access the My Profile page.
    2. At the bottom of that page, in the Hands-free Licensing section, is a download link for a file named Hands-FreeLicensing.ifc. Click that link.
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    3. Place the downloaded file Hands-FreeLicensing.ifc into the folder C:\Users\Public\Documents.
    4. Install IntuiFace Player if you haven't done so already. If Player was already installed, and was run at least once, delete the file license.ipl located in the folder C:\ProgramData\IntuiLab\IntuiFace5\Player
    5. Create an OS image.
    6. Deploy your OS image to one PC and verify that everything is working as intended.
    7. Deploy that image to all other PCs

    Each instance of Player, when run, will now be able to request a license without first requiring someone to log into an IntuiFace account. This approach is infinitely scalable, limited only by the number of licenses available in your IntuiFace account.

    Preloading Experiences Before Deployment

    This hands-free licensing approach can include preloading of an IntuiFace experience. By doing so, your first use of Management Console for automated experience deployment would not have to push the entire project over the Internet.

    Imagine a 1GB project and a deployment of 300 Players. The original deployment of that huge project via Management Console to 300 Players would take an extremely long time to complete. If the 1GB project was preloaded by Player before creation of the OS image, all 300 devices would have the 1GB project already installed before Management Console use.

    Here is the process:

    1. Install IntuiFace Player and license it.
    2. Optionally configure the Windows PC to automatically restart Player after a PC reboot.
    3. Use Player to download the published experience you intend to deploy.
    4. Run the experience to verify that everything is in working order then shut down Player.
    5. On the My IntuiFace website, select your IntuiFace account's email address in the header to access the My Profile page.
    6. At the bottom of that page, in the Hands-free Licensing section, is a download link for a file named Hands-FreeLicensing.ifc. Click that link.
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    7. Place the downloaded file Hands-FreeLicensing.ifc into the folder C:\Users\Public\Documents.
    8. Delete the file license.ipl located in the folder C:\ProgramData\IntuiLab\IntuiFace5\Player
    9. Create an OS image.
    10. Install that OS image on one PC and verify that everything is working as intended.
    11. Install that image on all other targeted PCs