Assigning Backup Exec System Recovery licenses to computers

Article:HOWTO13680  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13680
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Assigning Backup Exec System Recovery licenses to computers

Product activation is a technology that protects users from pirated or counterfeit software. It limits the use of a product to those users who have legitimately acquired the product. Activation of Backup Exec System Recovery requires the addition of a license key (for Backup Exec System Recovery 8.x) or a license file (for Backup Exec System Recovery 7.0) for each installation of Backup Exec System Recovery.

See About adding computers to the console.

You must activate Backup Exec System Recovery within 60 days of installation; otherwise the software stops working. You can activate it after the 60 days have elapsed without having to reinstall the software.

Checking Backup Exec System Recovery license status on client computers

See About managing licenses.

The 60-day evaluation of Backup Exec System Recovery lets you create recovery points of system and data drives. You can also recover system and data drives and files.

Depending on the Backup Exec System Recovery version you purchased, you should have received a license key for Backup Exec System Recovery 8.x. Or, you should have a Symantec License File (.slf) for Backup Exec System Recovery 7.0. You add the license key or install the license file on client computers.

To assign Backup Exec System Recovery licenses to computers

  1. On the Manage page, do one of the following:

    • In the right pane, on the Computers tab, select one or more computer names in the table.

      You may find it helpful to use the Filter bar to sort the computers by operating system. This feature helps you assign licenses to the correct edition of Backup Exec System Recovery.

    • In the right pane, on the Groups tab, select one or more group names in the table.

  2. On the Tasks menu, click Assign > Licenses.

  3. In the Available licenses list box, select a license name.

    If you selected computers or groups with a mixture of operating systems, you can only select one particular license file for a given operating system and Backup Exec System Recovery version.

  4. Click Assign.


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