How to activate FineReader Server 14

In your Purchase Order to FineReader Server 14, the Purchase Order should include a Serial Number. To apply the Serial Number to FineReader Server 14, here are the Step-by-Step Guide to activate your copy of FineReader Server 14 below here:

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. During the FineReader Server 14 installation process, you will be prompt by the License Activation Wizard to activate your Serial Number:


  1. Enter your Serial Number and then click on the Next button:
  2. Select an Activation method: If you have internet access on your machine, it is recommended to choose “via the Internet (fast, recommend)". If you do not have internet access, please choose the next method that best fit your situation:


  1. If the selected Activation Method you selected goes through successfully, you will receive the "Activation succeeded" message.



Congratulations! You have successfully activated your copy of FineReader Server 14!



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    rajesh cheedalla


      How can I silently activate ABBYY FineReader 14 Single User using the command line? 

    I am trying to automate silent installation and silent activation. Also, silent deactivation as we are planning to install the software in AWS and prepare for instance to recreate and install/activate software if the existing instance goes down. 

    Appreciate your response.

    Thank you

    Rajesh C

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    Andreas Meier

    Hello, due to newly purchased hardware, we initially wanted to move the 14 version to a new device. Unfortunately, that didn't work because the message always comes that the license is still in use, although we definitely only installed it once. To avoid further problems, we then repurchased the 16 version. Unfortunately, something seems to have changed in the recognition routines, so that we would like to use the ale 14 version again! what's the best way to go about this? Would it be helpfull to send you the serial numbers again ? I just registered the keys via the portal!

    Please help



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    Atul Kumar

    I have same questions.

    Tried to hit from the command prompt and the powershell also as per the document

    but looks like silent installations is not working and it keep asking to click on the "Install" button.

    Also looks the same challenge for the license activation.

    Can't all this be automated in powershell?



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