Offline Activation

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This article outlines the steps needed to perform an offline SPDocKit activation. Use this type of activation in case your SharePoint servers are not connected to the internet.


Farm license is tied to a Farm ID and thus, can be activated only on servers with SharePoint installed.

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. Click on the Offline Activation link and new activation dialog will appear. Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the Activation Page www.spdockit.com/activate and select Farm activation option.
  • On the Activation Page paste the Product key that you can find in our customers portal.
  • Fill in the Company field.
  • Paste your Farm ID shown in the Activation Dialog to the Activation Page Farm ID field.
  • Download the license file.

SPDocKit 6 Farm Offline Activation

4. Click on the Browse button and locate your license file and upload it.

5. Click the Activate button. Activation lasts for a couple of seconds and it is a one time process. You can activate a single farm license on all servers in your SharePoint farm.

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 offline.

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 Consultant option and then click Offline Activation link.

SPDocKit 6 Consultant Activation

3. Activation Dialog will be shown, follow these steps to activate:

  • Navigate to www.spdockit.com/activate and select Consultant activation option.
  • On the Activation Page login with your username and password. 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.
  • Select the Consultant License option, provide previously mentioned email and password and click the Generate license file! button.
  • Download the generated license file.
  • Return back to the SPDocKit offline activation screen and upload this license file using the Browse button.

Please note! Consultant license file is valid within 24 hours from the time of generation.

SPDocKit 6 Consultant Offline Activation

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.

4. Click the Activate button. 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.


Site license is tied to a domain name, workstation ID or farm ID, 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. Click on the Offline Activation link and new activation dialog will appear. Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the Activation Page www.spdockit.com/activate and select Farm activation option.
  • On the Activation Page paste the Product key that you can find in our customers portal.
  • Fill in the Company field.
  • Paste your domain name, Farm ID or Workstation ID shown in the Activation Dialog to the Activation Page Farm ID field.
    – If you provide a domain name, you will be able to use this license file to activate SPDocKit on any server or workstation within the specified domain.
    – If you provide farm or workstation ID, you will be able to use this license file only on the specified farm or workstation.
  • Download the license file.

SPDocKit 6 Site Offline Activation

4. Click on the Browse button and locate your license file and upload it.

5. Click the Activate button. 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. Click on the Offline Activation link and new activation dialog will appear. Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the Activation Page www.spdockit.com/activate and select Farm activation option.
  • On the Activation Page paste the Product key that you can find in our customers portal.
  • Fill in the Company field.
  • Paste your Workstation ID shown in the Activation Dialog to the Activation Page Workstation ID field.
  • Download the license file.

4. Click on the Browse button and locate your license file and upload it.

5. Click the Activate button. Activation lasts for a couple of seconds and it is a one time process.

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