4 minute readApplies to: v3

How to activate your licence offline (manually)

After installing SquaredUp 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 SquaredUp 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 v3 activation key?

You will need a specific SquaredUp v3 activation key, SquaredUp v2 keys will not work on v3. While the two versions can run side-by-side they are licensed separately.

Free trial

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 SquaredUp

When you buy SquaredUp you will be emailed your licence keys.

Primary licence - This should be used if you only have one SquaredUp production server, or on your first SquaredUp production server if you are configuring a multi-server / high availability environment.

Secondary licence - This should only be used for any subsequent servers in a multi-server / high availability / load balanced environment.

Dev/Test licences - These are for your test environment so that you can experiment with configuration changes and new versions without affecting production.

Activating SquaredUp when the server does not have internet access

  1. If you know your server cannot connect to the internet then click on 'offline activation' at the bottom of the Activation screen in SquaredUp, as shown in the screenshot below:

    Activation screen

    To get to your server's activation screen browse to http://SquaredUpServer/SquaredUpv3/activate (where SquaredUpServer is the name of the server where SquaredUp is installed) and log in as a SCOM Admin user.

  2. On the Manual Request screen paste in your activation key and click the Request button, as shown in the screenshot below:

    Manual Request screen

  3. Click the Copy button to copy the manual activation request to the clipboard.

    Manual Activation third screen

  4. Go to a computer with an internet connection and browse to https://activate.squaredup.com
  5. Paste the manual activation request into the box on the activation website, and click Activate as shown in the screenshot below.

    Manual Activation website initial screen

  6. Click 'Download licence file' to download the licence activation .bin file.

    Manual Activation website success screen

  7. Copy the .bin file onto the SquaredUp server.
  8. On the SquaredUp server click Install Licence.

    Manual Activation third screen

    To return to the screen above browse to http://SquaredUpServer/SquaredUpv3/InstallLicence, and log in as a SCOM Admin user.

  9. Drag the .bin file into the box that says Drop licence file or click to install.

    Manual Activation sixth screen

  10. Once the file has uploaded click Next to move on to the Data Warehouse setup.

    Manual Activation seventh screen

If you uninstall and reinstall on the same server you can reuse the same .bin file by browsing to http://SquaredUpServer/SquaredUpv3/InstallLicence. The .bin file cannot be used on a different server. A SquaredUp v2 .bin file will not work with SquaredUp v3.

If you have problems activating please see How to activate your licence. If you need any help please contact SquaredUp Support with your activation key and the problem you are experiencing.

The SquaredUp Getting Started Guide

Installing SquaredUp for the first time

How to activate your licence

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