Online Activation

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This article outlines the steps needed to perform SPDocKit activation.


Farm license is tied to a Farm ID and thus, can be activated only on servers with SharePoint installed. This also means that you can activate a single farm license on all servers in one SharePoint farm.

1. From the left navigation bar on the Backstage Screen select Help and click on License Details section to begin the activation process.

SPDocKit 6 Backstage Help

2. On the activation screen choose Farm or Site option.

SPDocKit 6 Farm and Site Activation

3. Fill in the Company and Product Key fields.

The product key is a combination of letters and numbers. In order to claim your activation key, please log in to our customers portal. There you will be able to track your orders and download the latest application versions you are entitled to. When a major upgrade becomes available, all customers with a valid software assurance will have their profile refreshed with new version download link and a brand new activation key.

Once you have entered the product key it will be validated against our activation server. If your key is valid, a green check mark will appear next to it.

4. Click the Activate button to start the activation process.  Activation lasts for a couple of seconds and it is a one time process.

Software Assurance Policy

In case you purchased a software assurance along with a farm license, you are entitled to one additional activation of SPDocKit on a non-production SharePoint farm. You can find your software assurance key in our customers portal just like regular farm license keys. The activation procedure is identical to a farm activation.


Consultant license can be activated on any server, but you need to have a valid SPDocKit consultant subscription. Please take special care that Consultant license is intended for external (customers farm) usage only. Here is how to activate a consultant license.

1. From the left navigation bar on Backstage Screen select Help and click on marked section.

SPDocKit 6 Backstage Help

2. On the activation screen choose Consultant option. Fill in the Email and Password fields.

SPDocKit 6 Consultant Activation

You need to use the same email and password that you received during your online purchase. Contact us if you do not have the activation information.

One-time activation option allows you short-term activation of the SPDocKit. If you check in this box, when you finish using the application and close it, license details are deleted and product will no longer be activated. This feature can be quite convenient when you are documenting your customers SharePoint.

3. Click the Activate button to start the activation process. Activation lasts for a couple of seconds and it needs to be repeated on every server you choose to activate. You can activate your license on the unlimited number of customers servers while your subscription is active.

Please note! Consultant license requires re-activation every 30 days. When your current Consultant subscription expires SPDocKit will warn you that re-activation is needed in case you renewed it.


Site license is tied to a domain name, workstation ID or farmID, which means you can use it to activate the unlimited number of  SharePoint farms and workstations/computers within one physical location.

1. From the left navigation bar on the Backstage Screen select Help and click on License Details section to begin the activation process.

SPDocKit 6 Backstage Help

2. On the activation screen choose Farm or Site option.

SPDocKit 6 Farm and Site Activation

 

3. Fill in the Company and Product Key fields.

The product key is a combination of letters and numbers. In order to claim your activation key, please log in to our customers portal. There you will be able to track your orders and download the latest application versions you are entitled to. When a major upgrade becomes available, all customers with a valid license software assurance will have their profile refreshed with new version download link and a brand new activation key.

Once you have entered the product key it will be validated against our activation server. If your key is valid, a green check mark will appear next to it.

4. Click the Activate button to start the activation process.  Activation lasts for a couple of seconds and it is a one time process.


Workstation license is tied to the workstation ID and cannot be used on a SharePoint server. It is intended for people who would like to explore SPDocKit reports, manage permissions directly from their computers or do not have the direct access to SharePoint servers.

1. From the left navigation bar on the Backstage Screen select Help and click on License Details section to begin the activation process.

SPDocKit 6 Backstage Help

2. On the activation screen choose Workstation or Site option.

SPDocKit 6 Workstation License

3. Fill in the Company and Product Key fields.

The product key is a combination of letters and numbers. In order to claim your activation key, please log in to our customers portal. There you will be able to track your orders and download the latest application versions you are entitled to. When a major upgrade becomes available, all customers with a valid license software assurance will have their profile refreshed with new version download link and a brand new activation key.

Once you have entered the product key it will be validated against our activation server. If your key is valid, a green check mark will appear next to it.

4. Click the Activate button to start the activation process.  Activation lasts for a couple of seconds and it is a one time process.

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