New license mechanism

PowerBuilder 2017 licenses are activated and managed in a totally different way than PowerBuilder 12.6 and earlier versions.

In PowerBuilder 2017, the developer is required to activate PowerBuilder with a valid online or offline license. For how to activate, refer to the Appeon License User Guide (2017) or Appeon License User Guide (2017 R2) online help.

If you are trying out the product, you should follow the Trial License Activation Guide (2017) or Trial License Activation Guide (2017 R2)online help to request and activate the trial license. The process is different.