Running Trados simultaneously on 2 computers
Thread poster: William Pairman

William Pairman  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 04:33
Member (2005)
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Jan 20, 2011

I have Trados 2007 on my main desktop PC and my laptop. Now that my wife is learning to use the programme I find it can't run on 2 computers at the same time

Is there any way round this (ie 2007 on one and 2009 on another - being in the comfort zone with 2007 I still havent got around to activating my 2009 license) or do you have to buy another licence or something?

If so, how much is that likely to cost?


 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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I am not an expert in licensing questions Jan 20, 2011

but from what I know there is no single freelance or even professional license allowing you to run the product simultaneuosly on two computers, when you own just one license.
However, with the combination of Trados 2007 and 2009 this may differ. I think the safest way to get a reliable and correct answer is to contact a sales representative of SDL, if you cannot find sufficient information in your EULA.


 

Mickey Argaman  Identity Verified
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Running Trados simultaneously on 2 computers Jan 20, 2011

If you run both versions on the same network:
Try to change the name of the workgroup on the network.

In Vista, go to: Control Panel > System > Change setrtings (workgroup) > change... > and change the workgroup name.
That might solve the problem.

If you use the software by 2 users, I recommend you to buy a second license (only 515 Euro).

Mickey

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William Pairman  Identity Verified
Spain
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bargain! Jan 20, 2011

only 515 Euro


Hahaha, "only" indeed!

Thanks for the suggestion thoicon_smile.gif


 

William Pairman  Identity Verified
Spain
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Excellent! Jan 20, 2011

Great suggestion Mickey, many thanks (and from my wife)!

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Drew MacFadyen
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Studio "Plus" edition allows for you to work on two concurrent computers Jan 20, 2011

SDL Trados Studio 2009 Freelance Plus provides the convenience of an extra activation to allow you to work on 2 PCs simultaneously.

The plus edition is merely an extra 30 euros - http://www.translationzone.com/en/shop/shop_main.asp When buying through ProZ.com TGB - http://www.proz.com/TGB purchasers will be offered an opportunity to buy either the freelance edition, or freelance plus editions at the time of check out.

Regards,

Drew


 

Sawal  Identity Verified
Senegal
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English to French
What happens if your computer crashes? Jan 20, 2011

What happens when your computer crashes, is lost or you sell it?

When you change you laptop, if you have a backup of the software, do you need to buy another license to install it on your new computer ?


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
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Member (2010)
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changing computers and selling them Jan 20, 2011

Sawal wrote:

What happens when your computer crashes, is lost or you sell it?

When you change you laptop, if you have a backup of the software, do you need to buy another license to install it on your new computer ?


If you change computers, simply return the licence on your old machine and when you have downloaded it on your new machine, activate the licence again.

If your computer crashes, you may have a spare licence on the SDL website. Check it out in "my account". Otherwise SDL has a system for providing you with a new one, by logging a support request.

If you sell your computer, you should return your SDL licence first, and then remove all your software from the machine. Personally, I've never found it worthwhile selling a computer, but sometimes I pass old ones on to my children, nephews and niecesicon_smile.gif


 

Eduardo Cano Rodríguez  Identity Verified
Spain
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Studio yes, but not Workbench Jan 20, 2011

Drew MacFadyen wrote:

SDL Trados Studio 2009 Freelance Plus provides the convenience of an extra activation to allow you to work on 2 PCs simultaneously.

The plus edition is merely an extra 30 euros - http://www.translationzone.com/en/shop/shop_main.asp When buying through ProZ.com TGB - http://www.proz.com/TGB purchasers will be offered an opportunity to buy either the freelance edition, or freelance plus editions at the time of check out.

Regards,

Drew


That's right. However, you cannot run two Translator's Workbench simultaneously.


 


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