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Productkey Command

Visual Studio 2010

You can use the productkey command to register your product key for the Cross-platform Command-Line Client for Team Foundation Server or to activate the trial period. You can also use productkey to display the currently installed product ID. If you registered a product key in the Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse, then you do not need to separately register the Cross-platform Command-Line Client for Team Foundation Server. You must register a product key before you can use the Cross-platform Command-Line Client for Team Foundation Server or the Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse.

Required Permissions

No specific permissions are required to register your product key.

tf productkey [-set:MyProductKey] [-trial]

Argument

Description

MyProductKey

Specifies the product key that you obtained with Team Explorer Everywhere in the format: “nnnnn-nnnnn-nnnnn-nnnnn-nnnnn”.

Option

Description

-set

Specifies the product key that you want to use to register Team Explorer Everywhere on a specific computer.

-trial

Specifies that you want to activate the trial period. If you specify a valid product key, do not specify the -trial option.

You can set or view the product key with which you register your copy of Team Explorer Everywhere. If you want to try Team Explorer Everywhere before you purchase a product key, you can activate the trial period. For more information, see the Microsoft Software License Terms and Eula Command.

If you specify a product key that is not valid, an error appears.

The following example registers Team Explorer Everywhere.

tf productkey -set:”12345-12345-12345-12345-12345”

The following example displays the product key with which your product was registered.

tf productkey

The following example activates the trial period for Team Explorer Everywhere.

tf productkey -trial
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