When you purchase our software, you are sent a license-code aka registration-code. This license-code is a secret set of letters and numbers which will turn the demo/trial version into the full version. This license-code is tied to the version of the product that was purchased and will only work in the version that purchased.
In other words, if you purchased BulletProof FTP Client 2009, the license-code you are sent will only work in Version 2009 of the product. It will not work in Version 2008 of the product, nor will it work in Version 2010 of the product.
Please Note: All orders come with 1-FREE-YEAR of supports and updates, this includes major updates and often times (depending on the release date of the next version) you’ll get the next full-version with this FREE year of support/updates. So, please search your email for anything from firstname.lastname@example.org as you may have another license-code.
You have two options….
1) If you do not want to upgrade to the latest version, then please go to our website and click one of the Download links for the product and scroll down to “Older Versions” and find the version that matches the license-code you purchased.
Please Note: Older versions do not have the latest changes needed to run on modern versions of Windows. Nor do they include updates and/or bug-fixes that were achieved in the latest version of the product.
2) You can upgrade to the latest version, which will renew the support and updates and you will be sent a new license-code. In addition, you could be eligible for a discount for being a previous customer. Please check the MEMBERS section of our website or Contact Us with the customer information for your previous order and we’ll locate the order and send you a discount coupon-code.
Yes!! You can certainly upgrade and retain all of the Users, Groups and Settings that you currently have defined in any version of BulletProof FTP Server.
In designing the latest version of BulletProof FTP Server, it has been a paramount concern that upgrades from a previous versions are supported 100% for our previous customers. This includes customers running versions: v2.21, v2.3, v188.8.131.52, v2.4, v2.5, v2010, v2011, any version!
The storage-format for the Users, Groups and Settings is a simple flat-text-file called an INI File. This file format has been around since the earliest days of Windows and we’ve found it to be extremely easy to maintain, edit and backup/restore. The only change over the years has been the location where this file is stored, see below for the location and file-name for these files: FAQ: Where does BPFTP Server store the Users, Groups and Settings?
NOTE: The original files will not be harmed in anyway and you can even run the previous and current version of the software on the same computer without them conflicting.
Same Computer: Migrating the Users, Groups and Settings from a previous version is very simple and automatically provided when the latest version of BulletProof FTP Server is installed and started for the first time on a machine that currently runs a previous version.
New Computer: If you are creating a new Windows machine to run the latest version of BulletProof FTP Server; and would like to migrate the Users, Groups and Settings from this previous machine, you would simply copy the *.INI files to location that the new Windows machine can access (USB drive, network share, emailed attachment, etc).
We’ve looked at every bit of functionality in our previous award-winning version and rewritten it to be better, faster and more intuitive. We are very pleased with it and hope you will be too!
We’ve also done our very best, to make sure this version is a simple upgrade to your previous version; by maintaining the same settings, users/groups and data-formats. In addition, we’ve built an automatic migration utility that will aid in the upgrade to the latest version.
Customers who have an up-to-date support-entitlement will receive this update for FREE. The new license will be sent out this week, so watch for our email from email@example.com with the subject of Full Version: BulletProof FTP Server 2011 for…
Customers who’s support-entitlement has expired. Please contact us for a previous-customer discount.
Scheduler: We’ve reworked the user-interface and fixed a few problems that prevented the proper execution and set-up of scheduled-events.
Users/Groups: The internal functions used to manage users/groups has been rewritten and a number of potential pitfalls in memory-management has been corrected.
User-Interface: We’ve taken your input and made the user-interface faster, more streamlined and intuitive. With better memory-management and the ability to size the icons and choose to see the “Console Log” on start-up.
Windows System-Service: The support for running the software as a Windows System-Service has been rewritten to better support newer features found in Windows 7 and 2008; as well as reducing the memory-footprint by over 45%!
Full Changelog: Got some time to kill and want to see the changes ad nauseam? See the full Changelog with over 65 feature-changes.
Today, BulletProof FTP Server 2010.1.0.42 was released and contains several User-Interface glitches.
For some computers under the “Management” tab, there is a problem with the controls correctly “repainting” themselves when the main-form is sized smaller/bigger. This problem can be resolved by clicking on one of the other tabs, such as “Overview” or “Console” and then back again. We’re working on a fix for this as we speak.
Migrating from BulletProof FTP Server v2.x aka “Classic”
In BulletProof FTP Server 2010, we’ve done our best to make sure that you don’t loose any settings, configuration or User/Groups; to this end, we’ve included an “importer” to automatically upgrade these files to the most recent version. It’s easy and just involves copying the files from the old-location/name into the new-location/name.