Quick Start: Common Licensing Overview

Have you just purchased a GE Product(s) and received an order email from GE? To install the GE product on your system, you must run the CommonLicensing_<version>.exe executable on your computer to secure and administrate the activated licenses of the GE products.

In simple terms, you can use Common Licensing software to:
  • View GE products licenses
  • Manage your licenses: Activate, return, refresh, and clean
The following Common Licensing software enable you to activate your GE product licenses:
  1. License client
  2. Local License Server (LLS)
  3. License Server Tools
Note: You do not have to install all the above software in your system. The software required to activate your licenses depend on whether you are using a physical machine or a virtual machine.

To configure Common Licensing on your computer (physical machine or virtual machine), you should go through the following:

Prerequisites| Step 1: Order Email and Downloads| Step 2: Common Licensing Software| | Step 3: Activating Licenses| Step 4: Returning Licenses



Prerequisites

Use the following links to check the supported operating system requirements and virtual machines. Ensure you have enough disk space and memory.

1. Order Email and Downloads

You will receive an order e-mail from GE Digital after your successful purchase of GE products. Login to the website as specified in the order email using the same e-mail address. For more details, refer Step 1: Order Email and Downloads.

2. Common Licensing Software

After you execute CommonLicensing_<version>.exe, you can install the software: 1) License Client, 2) Local License Server, and 3) License Server Tools

You must run CommonLicensing_<version>.exe as an Administrator. After installing the licensing software, restart your computer.

Download your codes using the Local License Server Administration Tool. Run License Client to activate your GE Digital software product licenses. After you complete the installation steps, confirm that all the product licenses appear in License Client. For detailed steps, refer Step 2: Common Licensing Software





3. Activating Licenses

In License Client, the Activate Licenses tab provides several options for activating a license on your computer. You can select one of the options based on your system configuration. For detailed steps, refer Step 3: Activating Licenses.

4. Returning Licenses

The Return Licenses tab is used to return licenses from your computer to the GE Cloud Server or a Local License Server. For detailed steps, refer Step 4: Returning Licenses.