Using the License Activation wizard
The is used to activate and manage your Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition product licenses.
The License Activation wizard is a component of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
You start the wizard from either from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition Welcome screen or from the page of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console. On the console, select and then under , select .
The wizard contains instructions and additional information to help you complete the activation process.
The first time you license Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition, the License Activation wizard begins by asking you to select which form of licensing information you have. Thereafter, when you start the wizard, you are first asked whether you want to activate additional licenses or renew an existing license.
The License Activation wizard asks you to choose from the following options:
Table: License activation options
When to use
Activate a new license
Chose this option to activate a new license.
If no license has been activated previously on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, a new license is assumed and this option is not displayed.
Renew an existing license
Use this option to renew an existing license.
When you renew a license, the old license is deleted and is replaced with the new license.
I have a serial number
In many cases, after you purchase a license, you may receive only the license serial number from the vendor. Use this option to activate your license using the product license serial number.
I have a Symantec License file (.slf)
Upon completing your license purchase, you may be sent a Symantec License file. Symantec License files use the .SLF extension. If you received a .SLF file from Symantec or a Symantec vendor, use this option to activate your product license.
The .SLF file is usually attached to email as a compressed .ZIP file.
In some cases, you may be asked to provide contact information during the activation process.
See Required licensing contact information.
See Licensing Symantec Endpoint Protection.