License checking for Uniface on MS Windows platforms with effect from P222, R114 and Uniface 9.5

License checking for Uniface on MS Windows platforms with effect from P222, R114 and Uniface 9.5

The next Uniface patches will introduce a change to Uniface license checking for Windows platforms. It will now work according the official Compuware Uniface license policies.

With patches P222 for Uniface version 9.3.02 (release date May 27th) and R114 for Uniface version 9.4.01 (release date June 10th 2011) only the EXACT license feature or the generic UW32 will be valid for a particular Windows platform. The same will apply to Uniface version 9.5 when it is released.

For example: On Windows 7 only the features UW71 (specific for Windows 7) and UW32 (generic for all Windows platforms) will be valid.

Previously it was possible to run Uniface versions 9.3 and 9.4 on Windows 7 with a UWXP license.

This will no longer work.

Below is a table with the correct combinations of Windows version and license feature.

Compatibility Code

MS Windows name/version

Enabled by license feature


MS-Windows 2000 (32 bit)

UW2K or UW32   


MS-Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 (32b/64b)

UWXP or UW32   


Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32b/64b)

UWN1 or UW32   


Windows Server 2008 (32b/64b)                   

UWN2 or UW32   


Windows Server 2008 R2 (32b/64b)                 

UWN2 or UW32   


Windows Vista Business Edition (32b/64b)        

UWV1 or UW32   


Windows 7 (32b/64b)                             

UW71 or UW32   


Windows Mobile 5                                


In addition and in line with Compuware Uniface license policies, for a version of Windows that is not supported by a specific version of Uniface, UW32 will not be accepted anymore as a valid license feature. Future Windows versions are no longer automatically supported by any of the current Windows license features. Updates to the Uniface product are required to enable future Windows versions.

If installing patches P222 (and higher) or R114 (or higher) results in a situation where your licenses are no longer valid, then please contact your Uniface sales representative or send an e-mail to

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  1. Than CPWR should think about it policies. When I buy a U-License for XP and after some years I have to change the plattform, because XP is runing out. Why I have to pay upgrade fees to migrate the license? That’s not really consumer friendly.

  2. Does this mean when we purchase a license for a customer with 2000 seats, I need to know what OS is installed on each and every machine? What if one of their XP machines breaks and they replace with a Windows 7 machine? Will this mean we have to get a new license? What if I try to run Uniface on an Vista machine, and then switch over to my test Windows 7 machine? Do I need a separate license for this too?

    I think you should re-think the licensing policies – it should be invisible to the users, not as cumbersome as you appear to be making it.

  3. I quote byjones comment! In a heavy installation (more than 100 client) and, generally speaking, when the life of the application is more than a few years, it’s virtually impossible to know in advance how many XP, W7 or Vista client you have (or will have) unless you follow day by day the customer’s IT infrastructure evolution. This way to manage the license checking will have a big impact… I hope you will reconsider it.

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