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Activate the FSM license

Created by Mariusz Handke, last modified by Karen Valdellon on Jul 03, 2017

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This article describes how to activate the FSM license.


All FMS versions


Online activation

  1. Open the FSM desktop application on the server.
  2. Click Help and open License Manager.
  3. Click Enter your upgrade key.
  4. Follow the prompts from within the activator.

Offline activation

  1. Launch FSM.
  2. Click Help and open License Manager.
  3. Click Enter your upgrade key.
  4. Select the "This server does not have internet access. Guide me through offline, manual activation" option.
  5. Copy the Unique Machine ID.
  6. Log in to the Customer Portal and go to License Management.
  7. Under the activation key, click Activate License Manually.
  8. Complete the fields, entering the Unique Machine ID you copied in Step 5.
  9. Generate the license file.
  10. Save the license file to a shared location that the machine can access.
  11. Go back to your FSM machine and follow the instructions to upload the license file.
    This reactivates your FSM license and lets you upgrade the product.



Last modified
23:45, 2 Jul 2017