Activation and Trial limitations

Trial limitations

There is no difference in functionality between the trial version and the fully licensed product.
After the installation the product is available as a trial version for 30 days.


The product can be activated during or after successfully evaluating the product.
For manually activating the product following Dialog can be used:

License Information

Open the Start Menu and click the ‘powerEvents 23.0 License Information’ shortcut:



Launch the License Information tool located in the install directory with the required Command-line arguments.
Example: Activating a Stand-Alone license using a serial number:

"C:\Program Files\coolOrange\Modules\powerEvents\License.exe" --StandAlone --Serialnumber="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"

For more information about activating the product, see Licensing.

Licensing Options

Token Licensing

This licensing model charges based on the product usage per user and per day.
Vault applications running powerEvents with this licensing model consume Tokens when a registered powerEvents event gets raised.
After the first raised event no additional Tokens will be consumed for the next 24 hours.
The amount of available Tokens can be found in the License Information Dialog.

No Tokens left or Internet problems

When the machine has no Internet or no more Tokens are available powerEvents still provides a grace period for multiple days and shows Windows Notifications about the overdraft to the users.
After that period powerEvents stops working and requires Internet connection and/or Tokens to be purchased.
In that case all the registered Vault events will be restricted in order to block the configured processes of the Vault user.

Stand Alone Licensing

This product supports the Stand-Alone licensing model which is charged based on the time the license is valid and the number of seats the license is valid for.
For further information see the detailed description of the Stand-Alone licensing model.
In the License Information Dialog the remaining days until the license expires can be found.

License expired

When the license expires, powerEvents displays a Windows notification about the expired license when the application is started and no longer executes the registered event actions:

  • Vault Client tabs added by the Add-VaultTab cmdlet stop working and no longer display the content from the -Action parameter.

  • All registered Vault events are restricted in order to block the configured processes of the Vault user.

Offline activation

The serial number of the license and the machine code are required to generate an activation file.
The activation file for an offline activation can be generated and downloaded on the following site: powerEvents - Activation file generator