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Manual License Activation

Upgrading to Premium Mode

To take advantage of the full capabilities of the product you need to upgrade from Express to Premium mode.

NOTE: If you have multiple Admin Portal servers sitting behind a load balancing cluster you need to follow the “Upgrade Procedure (multiple admin sites)”.

To upgrade to Premium mode, follow these steps.

Upgrade Procedure (single admin portal server)

  1. If you haven’t already received a license key from Gridpro, please contact sales@gridprosoftware.com to purchase a retail key or request an evaluation key
  2. Go to Windows Azure Pack Admin Portal
  3. Click Request Management
  4. Click Licensing tab

If you have Internet access

  1. Click Activate Online
  2. Enter the license key and click the Activate button in the lower right corner
  3. Done

If you don’t have internet access

  1. Click Request license file
  2. Enter license key and click the arrow in the lower right corner
  3. Copy the request data in the textbox
  4. Paste the request data in a text file e.g. using Notepad and save it for later use
  5. Back in the Request License File dialog, click the checkmark to close the wizard

Manual Activation Process

  1. Go to http://manualactivation.softwarepotential.com/ 
  2. Upload the request file to the Manual Activation site
  3. Download the license file (.bin extension) returned by the activation service on a successful activation

After receiving a license file

  1. Click Install license file

  2. Select the license file
  3. Click the checkmark in the lower right corner
  4. Done
  5. To validate that the license has been installed, see “Licensing status”

Upgrade Procedure (multiple admin portal servers)

NOTE: If you haven’t already received a license key from Gridpro, please contact sales@gridprosoftware.com to purchase a retail key or request an evaluation key. Remember to state your number of admin portal servers.

You need to repeat the following steps on each Admin Portal server.

  1. Login in locally on the Admin Portal server
  2. Start a command prompt
  3. Execute the following command:
    cd "C:\inetpub\MgmtSvc-AdminSite\bin"
    NOTE: If your admin site has a custom path, please adjust to that path.

If you have Internet access

  1. Execute the following command:
    RMLicenseActivation /a <your license key>
    Where the “<your license key>” should be replaced with the license key provided by Gridpro
  2. Done

If you don’t have internet access

  1. Execute the following command:
    RMLicenseActivation /g <your license key>
    Where the “<your license key>” should be replaced with the license key provided by Gridpro
  2. Copy the output and paste it in a text file e.g. using Notepad and save for later use

Manual Activation Process

  1. Go to http://manualactivation.softwarepotential.com/ 
  2. Upload the request file to the Manual Activation site
  3. Download the license file (.bin extension) returned by the activation service on a successful activation

After receiving a license file

  1. Execute the following command:
    RMLicenseActivation /o <path to license file>
    Where the “<path to license file>” should be replaced with the path to the license file provided by Gridpro
  2. Done
  3. To validate that the license has been installed, see “Licensing status”

On completion of the above process the application is activated and ready for use.

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