Dragon registration

Once you have received the Dragon registration file, use the following procedures to register it.


Dragon graphical interface


At the first run Dragon will ask for the registration file. The user should load the purchased registration file. Once the file will be loaded a message will be displayed showing the license information.

If the registration file is valid the user should accept the license agreement and clicking on the Ok button Dragon will be registered.


The user could also install Dragon for all the users of the PC where Dragon is installed. In order to do that the corresponding checkbox should be checked (“Install Dragon for all users”). To install Dragon for all the users administrative privileges are needed.




Once the software is registered the user will be able to change the registration file by clicking 'Dragon registration' in the '?' menu of the main window.


Dragon command line interface


Before using Dragon CLI for the first time, a proper registration file should be installed. The registration file is the same used for Dragon GUI.

Just run Dragon CLI with the parameter –i followed by the name of your registration file (if the registration file is in your current directory) or by the name of your registration file with it full absolute path.

By default, this procedure will install the registration file for the current user. If you wish to make Dragon CLI available to all users add the parameter –g. Please note that you should have administrator privileges to install Dragon for all users, otherwise you will be returned some system error.


Once the installation is done, your original registration file is of no more use. It can be deleted, but we recommend to store it in case you should install Dragon again.

You can run Dragon CLI with the –l parameter to check your registration status in any moment. You will be returned the licensee information, the expiration date of your license (if any) and the MAC address to which your license is bound (if any).


Note that if you repeat the license installation procedure (for example, when your license is expired and you receive a new registration file after the renewal), previous license information are overwritten and lost.


Additional registration procedures


Dragon can be registered manually using two different procedures:

define the environment variable DRG6_LICENSEDATA, with the path and filename of the registration file (i.e. on Linux: /home/user/tmp/drg6_user_license.txt - on Windows: C:\licenses\drg6_user_license.txt);
rename the registration file to drg_license.txt and move it to the application directory (note that on Linux this could not work if Dragon is launched using a link).


Note that Dragon will check for the registration file first using the DRG6_LICENSEDATA environment variable, then searching in the application directory and finally checks for the registration file registered with the standard procedure described above.