I might be misreading your situation but if you are trying to compare how many installs are for a single retail license vs. how many are for a volume license, a typical giveaway is that volume licensing does not typically require activation. Activation options would be hidden/grayed in the help menu on volume licenses.
Hi all and thank you.
These serial numbers (Photoshop and the CS4 Design Premium) do not match at all. They do not appear to be truncated.
I'm looking at Photoshop because it, along with Illustrator, are the only applications in the Design Premium Suite which have a System Info menu item with a serial number. I am trying to associate these serial numbers (from the applications) with the serial numbers I have for my Creative Suites so I can see how many of the creative suite licenses I have used.
Hi, you cannot find the product serail number on the system because the numbers will be truncated. You can find the SN# on the system registry, however, it will be encrypted. You can go to registry by typing regedit on run.
Please trying downloading and installing Belarc Advisor software. I'm sure you can get the serial number from your system.. best of luck!! I have added the screenshot on how that looks.. Don't want my SN# to be pirated, so erased some digits..
Well, John, what you said is correct, that the serial number will be encrypted with a number starting with '9', I just provided the number to Adobe rep and they were able to decrypt the number for me...so you can try finding that, if worried about installing Belarc Advisor on Windows.
1) Click Start > Run... type 'regedit'. (Press Windows key + R. Type “regedit” to open the registry)
2) Click Hkey_Local_Machine > Software > Adobe product folder > Registration (for which you like to find SN#)
3) Now, find "Serial" starting with '9' on the right side frame.
take a look at the picture.... the fastest way to find any serial number for your installed Adobe products on Windows, if you lost it!!
Note: The below picture is on Windows XP. It should be similar for Windows 7 and Vista.
On MAC I'm not sure, how does that look, coz there is no registry...but you can delete the files.
Macintosh HD-->Users-->[your-home-folder]-->Library-->Preferences (for user specific preferences)
Macintosh HD-->Library-->Preferences (for global system preferences)
Usually they have the name of the application listed in them (Ex: org.mozilla.firefox.plist for Firefox preferences files) so they should be easy to find.