Manually Registering Zend Studio

Preface

There are situations when a manual registration of Zend Studio is needed, i.e. a registration procedure that bypasses the standard Registration Dialog.

The two most common reasons are:

  • There is a problem in the installation or in the system that prevents the Registration Dialog from working correctly.
  • Installation automation - for example, an unattended installation on developers' workstations in a Windows domain.

 

Details

The registration status is checked on every Zend Studio startup based on the validity of the license key. This license key is stored in plain text form in a file located in the user's home directory. To register Zend Studio manually, simply copy the license key from My Account and paste it into the corresponding file:

Windows   –   %USERPROFILE%\.ZendStudio\0_0

Linux / OS X   –   ~/.ZendStudio/0_0

 

Note:
The file name 0_0 is used for Zend Studio 10.5 and newer. Previously file names 9_0 and 10_0 were used – correspondingly for Zend Studio versions 9.x and 10.x.