Just to clarify some things I have to PCs and I have been trying to get some version of Visual Studio to work with some version of Visual COBOL PE.
I must have done something right on the PC that I will call Black Tower. Both PCs are on WINDOWS 7 and the OS is fully updated.
To get to the point here I noticed that now on the Black Tower PC that I have MS Visual Studio 2017 and Micro Focus Visual COBOL for VS 2017. I am guessing it is not a Personal Edition as I was informed the PE version is not out yet. Hence, I have done the work to get the MS 2015 Visual Studio and Visual COBOL PE on the Cube PC. I still am having issue on that.
But here is the issue on the Black Tower that has the MS Visual Studio 2017 and Micro Focus Visual COBOL for VS 2017. When I go into VS and go to start a project I now see COBOL. I click on COBOL and a window titled 'Micro Focus Visual COBOL Product Licensing' pops up. On there I choose 'I want to activate the free product.' (I do so because this is just for me to de-rust my COBOL skills). I then click bar 'Activate License' and another pop up window appears that says ACTIVATION FAILED and it has a link to the registration page.
Now here is the rub. I click on that and it takes me here and I so no place to register.