Licensing Symantec Endpoint Protection
|Article:HOWTO55056|||||Created: 2011-06-29|||||Updated: 2011-12-17|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55056|
Symantec Endpoint Protection requires a paid license after the trial period expires or when your current license expires. You can apply an existing license to a product upgrade. You use the License Activation Wizard to activate new or renewed licenses, or when you convert a trial license to a paid license. You license Symantec Endpoint Protection according to the number of Symantec Endpoint Protection clients that you need to protect the endpoints at your site.
Table: Licensing tasks lists the tasks that are required to purchase and activate your Symantec product license.
Table: Licensing tasks
Check the product license requirements
It is important to understand the license requirements imposed by the system you want to protect. A license lets you install the Symantec Endpoint Protection client on a specified number of computers and download virus definitions and product updates from LiveUpdate.
Purchase a license
You need to purchase a license in the following situations:
See Purchasing licenses.
Import and activate your license
You use the License Activation wizard in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager to import and activate your Symantec product license.
License activation requires either:
Review the default license notifications
License notifications alert administrators about expired licenses and other license issues.
Check license status
You can obtain the status for each license that you imported into the console.
Back up your license files
Backing up your license files preserves the license files in case the database or the computer's hard disk is damaged.
Depending upon the license vendor, you receive either a product license serial number or a Symantec License file. License files are either sent to you in email or downloaded from a secure Web site. The license file uses the file extension .SLF (Symantec license file ). When the license file is sent by email, it is attached to the email as a .ZIP file. You must extract the .SLF file from the .ZIP file.
Save the license file to a computer that can be accessed from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console. Many users save the license on the computer that hosts the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and also save a copy of the license to a different computer or removable storage media for safekeeping.
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