You need to activate your Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 product license. This tasks in this article apply to the following:
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 allows you to activate your product license from the management console. You use the activation workflow to activate a new license, to renew an expiring license, and to convert from a trial license to a paid license.
You start the License Activation Wizard from either the Symantec Endpoint Protection Welcome screen (which appears after installing the product) or from the Admin tab of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console. If you choose to activate your license from the Welcome screen, you can skip the first three of the following steps.
Note: The main console screen is slightly different for the Small Business Edition than that shown here. However, the Licensing Activation Wizard is identical in both versions of the product.
To start the license activation process from the console:
|I have a serial number||You may receive a License serial number when you or your Symantec Partner purchased the license. If you have a license serial number, select this option. ( If you are an EFLEX customer and have an EFLEX generated serial number, please choose " I have a Symantec License File " )|
|I have a Symantec License File (.slf)||In most cases, a Symantec License File (.SLF file) is sent to you in an email from Symantec shortly after completing a purchase or receiving a Version Upgrade Notification. The file arrives attached to the notification email as a .ZIP file. If you have received a .SLF file, select this option.
NOTE: You must extract the .SLF file from the .ZIP file before you can use it to activate your product license.
Warning: The .SLF file contains information that is unique to your license. To avoid corrupting the license file, do not alter its contents. You may copy the file for your records.