Currently a member of the Developer Network (for several years now). I am trying to validate a copy of Bentley Map Connect Edition with my developer activation key. It seems to go through the activation process just fine, but when I subsequently start it up, it still says that my trial period is expired. Does my developer activation key not work for the Connect Edition?
did you check what license are available to your account at SELECTserver admin page?
As far as I understand the licensing system, there is nothing like "developer activation key". It's normal activation key, the same as for any other SELECT customer, and it's "a link" to user's license file. So if there is no Bentley Map license available in your license pool, Bentley Map cannot be activated regardles the key is valid.
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I've asked the Bentley Licensing group to verify that your BDN License is acceptable to Activate the Bentley Map CONNECT Edition. They should be in-touch with you soon.