I installed Twonky Server 8.0.3 on Windows Server 2008 without a licence key. This gave me 30 days evaluation while I configured it and had all the menus to my liking. All went well, much quicker scan times than other media servers I have tried, so today I bought a licence key.
Received the key, so far so good. Entered it in the boxes in the Status part of the settings page. Pressed Enter, the boxes went away and my licence key appeared, in lower case (this may be significant), in the Detailed Status section below. This lasted about 15 seconds before the licence key boxes reappeared, blank, and the lower case key disappeared from Detailed Status. There was a message to say that the evaluation period had expired and, if I had entered a key, to restart the device. Rebooting the Windows Server or restarting Twonky changed nothing. I tried several licence key entries, both upper and lower case, but exactly the same sequence happened and the key was always lower case in Detailed Status.
To cut a long story short, the only way that registration worked was to do a clean install and enter the licence key during the setup process, not from the Settings page This lost me all the settings I had spent a long time sorting out but it now seems to be registered. Interestingly, my licence key is showing in upper case now in the Detailed Status section. I'm wondering if there is a case bug in the Settings page?
If i have to do this again with a new version, which files should I backup to keep my settings?