Can End User Use EXE For Free?

After reading the user manual, it seems you have the option to make sure end users of the application pay a license fee for running the Excel EXE file created by XLSPadlock… In my case, I want to distribute the protected application to 5 branch users, but since they are employees, I don’t want any type of fee requirement. Is that a problem? In other words, the protected Excel EXE file created by XLSPadlock and distributed to users should be “royalty free”.

That’s not a problem, you are not forced to make your users pay for using your EXE file. It’s up to you: if you want to use the “activation key” feature of XLS Padlock, you are still free to generate keys for “free” and give them to your 5 branch users.