After installing Dashboard Server you will be prompted to login and enter a licence activation key. You will have been emailed an activation key (often called a licence key), which is then activated against a Dashboard Server installation.
Activation needs access to the internet. If your SquaredUp server is behind a web proxy, it may be unable to activate automatically, so you can do a manual or offline activation by following this process using another computer with an internet connection.
The offline activation process described below involves creating a manual request from the SquaredUp server, using a computer with an internet connection to submit the request and download a .bin activation file, and finally copying the .bin file to the SquaredUp server and using it to install the licence.
Where do I find my activation key?
When you apply for a free trial you receive an unrestricted 30 day evaluation to try out all features in your own SCOM environment: Request a free trial activation key. If you've previously had a trial, or your trial has expired please contact SquaredUp Support.
Purchased Dashboard Server
When you buy Dashboard Server you will be emailed your licence keys. If you do not have a licence activation key please contact Support.
Types of licence keys
|Trial licence||This licence allows for unlimited users and all features for a 30 day evaluation in your own environment and is available from here|
|Primary Production licence|
This licence should be used on your SquaredUp Production server.
|Test & Development licence|
This licence is for your test environment so that you can experiment with configuration changes and new versions without affecting production.
It is included free of charge with a purchase.
Activating Dashboard Server when the server does not have internet access
<SquaredUpURL>/activationto get to your server's activation screen.
Log in as an administrator. See How to make a user a Dashboard Server administrator
Click on offline activation. If Dashboard Server is already activated the link will show as offline reactivation.
On the Manual Request screen, paste in your activation key and click the Request button, as shown in the screenshot below:
Click the Copy button to copy the manual activation request to the clipboard.
Go to a computer with an internet connection and browse to https://activate.squaredup.com
Paste the manual activation request into the box on the activation website, and click Activate as shown in the screenshot below.
If you see a message that the maximum number of activations has been exceeded see "License already activated" or "Maximum activations reached" or contact SquaredUp Support.
Click Download licence file to download the licence activation .bin file.
Copy the .bin file onto the SquaredUp server.
Drag the .bin file into the box that says Drop licence file or click to install.
To return to the screen above browse to
<SquaredUpURL>/InstallLicence, and log in as an administrator.
Once the file has uploaded click Next and then complete the setup wizard.
If you uninstall and reinstall on the same server you can reuse the same .bin file by browsing to
<SquaredUpURL>/InstallLicence. The .bin file cannot be used on a different server.