Managing product licenses


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Managing product licenses

You manage product licenses on the Admin page.

Table: License management



Learn how a license works

A license is a vital part of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition. It controls your access to the software's features and functions.

See About licenses.

See Product license requirements.

Purchase a license

A license gives you unrestricted access to all the features and functions in Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition.

You need to purchase a license in the following situations:

  • You want to purchase Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition.

  • Your trialware license expired.

  • Your paid license expired.

  • Your license is over-deployed.

See Checking license status.

See About purchasing a license.

See About upgrading trialware.

Register your product serial number

Registering your product serial number activates the license.

You need to register your product serial number in the following situations:

  • You purchased the boxed software.

  • You purchased the product disc image.

  • You purchased a license.

See About the Symantec Licensing Portal.

See Creating a Symantec Licensing Portal account.

See Registering a serial number.

Import your license into the console

Importing a license saves the license file in the Symantec Protection Center database.

You can import a license file that you received from sources such as the following:

  • Symantec Licensing Portal

  • Symantec partner

  • Symantec sales team

  • Symantec legacy virus protection software license

See Downloading a license file.

See Importing a license.

Review the default license notifications

License notifications alert administrators about expired licenses and other license issues.

See About the default notifications.

Check license status

You can obtain the status for each license that you imported into the console.

See Checking license status.

See About renewing a license.

Back up your license files

Backing up your license files preserves the license files in case the database or the computer's hard disk is damaged.

See Backing up your license files.