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.
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