All version 8.9 or newer software is activated against a SELECTserver license server.
There are two different ways to use the SELECTserver
For SELECT users activating against SELECTserver Online...
You may be put straight into the “Product Activation Wizard,” If the Product Activation Wizard does not prompt upon launching the application, you can actiavte using the License Mangement Tool.
Once in the Product Activation Wizard, you are given the following options:
Once selected, click Next> in the bottom right corner.
When selecting the "SELECT subscriber activating against a hosted (Bentley) SELECTserver," the server name will be filled in by default.
Fill in the Site Activation Key in the Site Activation Key box. Due to the length of the site activation key, it is recommended that each user copy and paste the information directly into the license management tool. Also, be sure there are no extra spaces before or after the server name and site activation key as this can prevent a proper activation.
Once completed, select Next>
Once a country of use is selected, Next>
If the Product Activation Wizard does not prompt upon launching the application, you can activate using the License Management Tool.
For further instructions on activating specific products, such as the Bentley Haestad (Municipal) Products, please see the Product Specific Licensing section of our License TechNotes.
See my previous reply regarding the best way to ask questions by posting on the appropriate forum.
Regarding automation of activation - I believe this can be done using Group Policy - see below article:
Section "How does activation work for a large site? Will SELECTserver allow a system administrator to activate machines in batch mode?".
If this does not help, please post on the Licensing and Activation Forum:
Hello, in order to create install pack's for our IT dept., Is it possible to automate this activation ? it seems only possible to do this manually ?
The best place to ask questions regarding your Bentley Software is on the appropriate product Community forum:
To answer your question, your site activation key can be obtained from your company's designated Site Administrator, typically in your IT/Helpdesk department. If you are the site administrator and you do not have a copy of the PDF that was provided to you with the activation key, you can find your license information from the "manage my licenses" link here:
If this does not help, either contact Bentley support via the first link provided above, or post to the SELECTserver and Product Activation forum:
where can i get the site activation key?