Managing Licenses

Visual COBOL comes in the following variants:

Visual COBOL
Visual COBOL is for customers looking for off-mainframe COBOL development and deployment tools to modernize business-critical enterprise applications. This option uses either the Visual Studio or Eclipse-based IDE and includes development and test tools for all platforms currently supported by Micro Focus.
Visual COBOL Personal Edition
Visual COBOL Personal Edition is a full-featured version of Visual COBOL for student and non-commercial usage. The product is restricted only by the limited numbers of source lines that can be compiled for a given program (approximately 2200).
Note: The Visual COBOL Personal Edition option is not available with this release. In order to use Visual COBOL, you need to purchase the full unlimited license for it.

You can use the Personal Edition option if you install Visual COBOL Personal Edition 2.2. When you start the product, follow the links in the Micro Focus Enterprise Developer Product Licensing dialog box to activate the free product.

To manage your product licenses you need to use Micro Focus License Administration. The tool allows you to authorize, view and revoke licenses. You can set up your license locally or request a license from a central license server (if your site is using one).

You can also apply your license file or authorization code directly within the product from the Micro Focus Product Name Licensing dialog.

See Related Concepts for more information about how to license this product.