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Activation Codes

Tutorial - Configuration - Activation Codes


Once you purchase your license of Punch Clock, you will be given activation codes to remove the DEMO MODE restrictions from your copy of Punch Clock.


Select Application Codes


From the admin console, click on Maintenance, Company Configuration, and then on Activation Codes.  This is where you will find the information that Punch Clock needs in order to issue you permanent codes.


Local ID


If you have a standalone Punch Clock server (meaning all users punch in/out on only 1 machine), or on the Server in a network installation, the screen will look like the one above.  The number in the green box above is the one that you will need to supply to Punch Clock in order to get your LOCAL activation code.


Network ID


If you are running a network configuration of Punch Clock, then the workstations will display a network ID as you see above.  This ID (in the green box) is the number you will need to give to Punch Clock to get your NETWORK activation code.


Entered Code


After hearing back from Punch Clock with your activation code(s), you will need to enter them into the Activation Codes screen.  The LOCAL CODE needs to be entered on the Punch Clock Server (where the actual PunchClock.mdb file is located), and the NETWORK CODE needs to be entered on one of the network workstations.  Enter the Code (in this example '12345678' into the correct spot and click SAVE.  In the above example, this is the server, so only the Local Code is possible to be entered.


No More Demo Mode


Once your activation code has been entered and saved, the next time you start the program the "DEMO MODE" message is gone, and the restrictions of the DEMO mode are gone as well.

Version - 4.1.0 - Released 6/26/2013

Newest updates include:

  • Quickbooks Integration
  • - Export timesheet reports directly to Quickbooks
  • Added new security options for adding timesheets
  • New internal structure for database handling
  • Misc. Tweaks and changes
NOTE - If you are a current owner of punch clock and want to upgrade to this new version, please know that it is not a free update. This is a significant upgrade to our code base and requires a new license fee. If you wish to upgrade your old version of Punch Clock to this new one, you will need to purchase a new licence at full cost. This is not a free upgrade.

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