Please provide a non-InstallShield utility for applying registration keys that simply enable functionality that already resides in the product; e.g., HA, in-memory, etcetera.
This would eliminate a HUGE frustration in SQL Anywhere site administration.
I'm not sure about V11 and V12, but if you have installed 10.0.0 and upgraded to 10.0.1 and applied an EBF, the ONLY way to enable HA is to uninstall SQL Anywhere, re-install 10.0.0, re-run the 10.0.0 setup.exe to "Add" the HA key, then re-upgrade to 10.0.1 and re-apply the EBF.
As far as I can tell, the same is true of V11... once having applied the EBF you can no longer run any of the earlier setup.exe files... I just tried it, no joy.
The requested utility does NOT have to provide ANY InstallShield functionality, JUST the "feature enabling" function (which isn't really an InstallShield affair, is it?)
In SQL Anywhere 12 we modified the dblic utility to do exactly what you are looking for. Use the -k option, you can change the product edition of your server (i.e upgrade from developer to workgroup, standard or advanced) as well as add support for add-ons such as high-availability or in-memory mode.
answered 19 Aug '10, 15:00
Thanks for making the suggestion. This feature is on the list of enhancements to be added to dblic.
answered 18 Aug '10, 22:15