I started using Cakewalk Sonar with version 4 and bought several versions over time. I remember the installation and "authorization" process changing over the years, but I don't recall specifics.
My question is, now that the original Cakewalk company is gone and Gibson is out of it -- is it possible to re-install and authorize those old versions? In other words, is there still a server running somewhere to handle the authorization part?
I started thinking about this last weekend, when my laptop got cranky. Scary cranky. I've always had a strategy of bare metal re-build and re-install when something goes wrong, but authorization schemes can obviously make that impossible, in some cases.
BTW, I always avoided that "Command Center" stuff (I think it was called). I never wanted my DAW computer to touch the internet, and there was always a multi-step way to accomplish an "offline" installation and authorization. I suspect that option is gone, these days.