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The procedure is also valid for SDL Trados Studio 2014 and SDL Passolo 2015 Network licenses which have been switched from the Nalpeiron licensing system to the SafeNet licensing system.
This article is for users with SDL Trados Studio and Passolo (2015 or newer versions) licensed via a Network License. The article explains the process for online activation and deactivation of your Network License.

Overview:

  1. Online activation of your Network Licenses
  2. Online deactivation of your Network Licenses
  3. SDL Account license view example
  4. Components
  5. Do you still require help?
New Network Licenses have been introduced with SDL Trados Studio 2015. A valid code contains a combination of 32 digits and letters separated by 4 dashes and is listed as SDL Trados Studio 2015 Professional (Network SN) in your SDL Account.

For example: ab123cd0-0101-1234-01ef-123a45678b90:



All licenses are available via Products & Plans > Licenses in your SDL Account:

Click on the URL in the email you received from SDL, or go to your SDL Account via http://oos.sdl.com/myaccount.
The website opens on the Login page. Enter your user name and password and click Login.
If you have more than one account, the Account Selection page is displayed. Click Use this account to enter the selected account.

Online activation of your Network Licenses

Before you start to activate your network license online, you need:

  • Internet access. If you do not have internet access, you can activate your license offline.
  • The network activation code with at least one available seat.
  • The latest version of the SDL License Server Manager installed. We recommend the version SDL License Server Manager v2.0.27550 especially if you need to activate SDL Trados Studio 2019 Network license - it is the only one compatible. Refer to the Note section below for instructions on finding and installing the SDL License Server Manager.
    IMPORTANT: if you had installed the SDL License Server Manager for Studio 2014, you need to upgrade to the latest version, because the previous one does not allow online activation.

 

Activating your license:

  1. Open the SDL Licensing Server Manager:
    • for Windows 7 via: Start > All Programs > SDL > SDL License Server Manager
    • for Windows 8/10/Server 2012 via: Charms menu (Dashboard) > SDL License Server Manager
       
  2. In the SDL License Server Manager dialog, select Activate and enter/paste the activation code into the field:

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  3. In the field Quantity to Activate, specify the number of seats you would like to activate on the server.

    Change Quantity to Activate
     
  4. Click Activate:

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  5. A message is displayed indicating that the activation was successful:

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Once your license is activated, please follow the steps described in the article below to connect to your server:

https://gateway.sdl.com/apex/communityknowledge?articleName=000001388

 

Online deactivation of your Network Licenses

Deactivating your product returns the license to the SDL Activation Server. You may want to do this if you plan to:

  • Move your license to another computer.
  • Upgrade your license to one that has more Commuter (Concurrent Users).
  • Upgrade your license to another edition.
  • Reformat your computer then install the SDL License Server Manager on the same machine again.

NOTE: Before you start to deactivate your network license online, you need internet access.

 

Deactivating your license:

  1. Open the SDL Licensing Server Manager
    • for Windows 7 via: Start > All Programs > SDL > SDL License Server Manager
    • for Windows 8/10/Server 2012 via: Charms menu (Dashboard) > SDL License Server Manager
       
  2. In the SDL License Server Manager dialog, select Deactivate.
     
  3. Select the product for which you want to deactivate the network licenses and press Deactivate All:

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A message is displayed indicating that the deactivation was successful. This means that you have now returned your license. You can activate the license again with a different installation of the SDL License Server Manager.

 

SDL Account license view example:


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NOTE

Finding and installing the SDL License Server Manager

Download and installation

  1. Download the SDL License Server Manager installer from the Products & Plans > Downloads section in your SDL Account.
  2. Double-click on the SDL_License_Server_Manager.exe file to execute the installer on the computer that you want to act as the license server.
     

Components

The SDL License Server Manager installer adds the following utilities to your computer:

  • Locking Utility (Wechoid): This generates locking codes for activating the network license on the server offline.
  • SafeNet License Manager (WlmAdmin): This monitors all licensing activity and controls the distribution of license seats to clients.
  • SDL License Server Manager: This is the activation utility to be used when doing a online (de-)activation:

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Default storing location

The default location for storing the installed SDL License Server Manager, the imported license files and your preferences is:

  • 32-bit computersC:\Program Files\Common Files\SDL\Sentinel
  • 64-bit computersC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SDL\Sentinel

 

Do you still require help?

If this article has not solved your issue or if you require assistance, contact the SDL Support Team:

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