After Foxit PhantomPDF has been activated with activation code,the activation code will be listed in Foxit PhantomPDF application. For how to find the activation code in Foxit PhantomPDF application,please refer to this article.
If you need to set the Foxit PhantomPDF to not display the activation code,you could do one of the following optional settings.
Use MST file with MSI installer
If you want to hide activation code in Foxit PhantomPDF when deploying with MSI installer file, you can use the MST file to implement it.
1.Follow here to download an appropriate version of Foxit Customization Tool (FCT).
2.Run FCT, click on open folder icon on top left corner to open the appropriate Foxit PhantomPDF MSI installer file.
3.In the Preferences tab, click on Hide Activation Code and check option Hide Activation Code in the application.
4.Everything is done, click on Save icon on the left top corner to save current settings as .mst file.
5.Apply MST file with command-line installation or GPO deployment.
With Command-line Installation:
Add an additional parameter TRANSFORMS="xxx.mst" when installing from command line.
msiexec /i "xxx.msi" TRANSFORMS="xxx.mst"
With GPO Deployment:
Add an additional parameter TRANSFORMS="xxx.mst" when extracting the data from .msi package with "/a".
msiexec /a "xxx.msi" TRANSFORMS="xxx.mst"
Tip: In the Deployment Software dialog box, select Advanced option as the deployment method, click on Next button and then select the MST file on the Modification tab.
Use XML file
If you typically use an XML file to force settings on users, you can create and distribute an XML file to a dedicated folder on Users’ machines to hide the activation code information in Foxit PhantomPDF. Below are the steps:
Create and Apply an XML File
1.Follow here to download an appropriate XML Editor.
2.Open XML Editor,click on Interface to open Interface window where you could select the correct product information there. Please select Foxit PhantomPDF this product and Confirm button there.Please enter the version number of your installed Foxit PhantomDF into the Version of Foxit PhatnomPDF: this blank field.
Tip:To know the specific version of your installed Foxit PhantomPDF application, please open the installed Foxit PhantomPDF and select Help>About Foxit PhantomPDF to view its version number there.
3.Go to Preferences tab, check the option Hide Activation Code in the application, click on Export to create an XML file. The default name would be “ProfStore.xml”. If you already have a ProfStore.xml file, import it by clicking on Import button.
4.Distribute the XML file into “C:Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit PhantomPDF\ProfStore”.If there is no ProfStore folder under “C:Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit PhantomPDF\”,please manually create a ProfStore folder there for saving the xml file.
5.Restart PhantomPDF, then you will find that the activation code information will not be displayed anymore in Foxit PhantomPDF application.
Use the GPO template
If you typically use GPO templates to define what settings will be affected, you can use GPO template to hide the activation code information. This site lists all available GPO templates, pick up and download the appropriate one that matches with your current program version.Please refer to Using Group Policy part in user manual to add GPO template. Once you have the GPO template set in place, implement the following steps.
Open Group Policy Editor, go to Computer or User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) -> Foxit PhanotomPDF X.0 (the X.0 stands for version number, depends on specific version of Foxit PhantomPDF you have) -> Preferences -> double click on Hide Activation Code-> check the option Enable -> click on OK to apply the change.