We just went through the whole key issue.  We had a user based license but
we dropped maintenance a couple years ago. We upgraded our AS400 but then
could not get a key - kept getting temp keys.  Got  a lawyer involved -
bottom line - we had to reinstate a maint contract.  SSA will not issue a
key unless you have maint no matter what kind of license you have - tier or
user based.
----- Original Message -----
From: <DAsmussen@xxxxxxx>
To: <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: AS/SET Key

> Dan,
> Well, it has been my experience that SSA/GT has been much better at
> keys than was the old SSA.  I went through the key problems with numerous
> clients (whose accounts were in order) when I worked for an SSA agent firm
> under the old regime.  My recent experience has been that SSA/GT is quite
> quick and amicable in providing keys, as long as you don't owe them any
> money.
> Folks, has this been a problem for anyone else?  Have I just had good luck
> over the past couple of years?  I really thought that the key issue had
> resolved, and would like to know if it has not been.
> Regards!
> Dean Asmussen
> Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
> Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
> E-mail:  DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
> "Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your
> accordion" -- U.S. General Norman Schwarzkoph (Ret.)
> In a message dated 4/18/2003 8:47:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > While I agree that "hacking" a program is not the way to solve a
problem, I
> > strongly disagree with your characterization that Guy's company must
> > them some money" and should pay up.
> >
> > There have been numerous postings to this site (and others) on the
> > of
> > the difficulty in obtaining keys from SSA.  I think that we would all be
> > well
> > served if SSA would publish what their policy is on the issuance of keys
> > (instead of surprising companies when they go to upgrade or change,
> >
> > It's not nearly as black and white as you portray in your response.
> >
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