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Activating Your License

As a first step you should download and install the latest licensing activation software. Non-configurable USB (a.k.a “M5 USB”) and Software (a.k.a. “Keyless”) License Keys come with activated licenses. You can start using them right away. Configurable USB (a.k.a “Advantage USB”) or Software (a.k.a “Advantage Licenses”) License Keys need to be activated. You can select the activation option that meets your setup scenario from the list below. You will need Administration privileges on your physical or virtual computer to carry on with this process. You can find additional information in the Quick Install Guide or in our "how to" videos. Next, you'll be on your way to provisioning your GE Digital software.

For an online computer from the GE cloud license server

In this scenario, a computer with GE Digital products to be licensed is connected to the Internet. Licenses are downloaded directly from the GE License Server to the computer.

  • Start the License Client application
  • From the Activate Licenses tab, select option 1.
  • Enter activation codes an press the [Activate] button

Onto a Configurable USB Hardware Key

In this scenario, a computer with GE Digital products to be licensed is connected to the Internet and the Configurable USB hardware key is plugged into that computer. Licenses are downloaded directly from the GE Cloud License Server to the Configurable USB hardware key.

  • Plug the Configurable USB Hardware key into the online computer
  • Start the License Client application
  • From the Activate Licenses tab, select option 3.
  • Enter activation codes an press the [Activate] button

For a computer that leases licenses from an online Local License Server*

In this scenario, computers in an intranet with GE Digital products to be licensed are not connected to the Internet, but the Local License Server computer within the intranet is connected to the Internet. Licenses are added to the Local License Server computer within the intranet from the GE License Server. Licenses are then activated on the license server computer from the intranet computers with GE Digital products.

For an offline computer that leases licenses from an offline Local License Server*

In this scenario, neither the computers with GE Digital products to be licensed nor the Local License Server are connected to the Internet. Using a flash drive or other portable media device, files are transferred between the offline Local License Server and an online computer that can connect to the GE License Server. Intranet computers then connect to the Local License Server to obtain activation.

For a computer which is permanently offline

In this scenario, a computer with GE Digital products to be licensed is not connected to the Internet. Using a flash drive or other portable media device, files are transferred between the offline computer and an online computer that can connect to the GE License Server to complete activation.

*Please note that Local License Servers are required if running in a Virtual Environment.