The following error appears during the installation:
Invalid serial number for developer installation
This error appears during the installation of FineReader Engine with the runtime license by clicking setup.exe or ABBYY FineReader Engine 12.msi.
FineReader Engine has two types of licenses:
- Developer License is used during development. It is not possible to distribute the program with this license.
- Runtime License is used in copies of a final version of the application, intended to be distributed to end users. This type of license does not permit the compilation of code that uses FineReader Engine.
There are two installation types, one for each type of license:
- Developer installation is performed by double-clicking setup.exe or ABBYY FineReader Engine 12.msi.
- Runtime installation is performed by running a command-line command with specific options or by carrying out file operations manually.
For the runtime installation, please follow the instructions in Help → Distribution → Installing the Library.
For the developer installation, please use the serial number of the Developer License instead of the Runtime one.