Product activation is achieved by connecting to a SELECTserver, receiving verification that your SELECTserver Name and Activation Key are correct, and successfully posting Usage logs. Product activation is not the same as checking out a license. This document describes how to configure ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8 update 2) for activation. After initial configuration, ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8 update 2) automatically and transparently tries to activate each time it runs, and runs unconstrained for a period of 30 days after its last successful activation. However, if activation is unsuccessful for a period of 30 days, ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8 update 2) runs in unauthorized mode with sessions limited to 15 minutes until the product is successfully activated again.
Important note: If the workstation on which ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8 update 2) will be running does not have regular network access for periodic activation (at least every 30 days), then consider utilizing a checked-out license. Checked-out licenses are considered to be in full-time use and ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8 update 2) will not attempt to post usage for the duration of the license term. See the ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8) documentation for details on obtaining a checked out license.
After a product is installed, you must obtain a license and then activate that license. The Product Activation Wizard steps users through the product activation process.
The Product Activation Wizard opens automatically at the end of the product installation, assuming you turned on the "Launch the Product Activation Wizard" option on the final page of the installation wizard. See To install this product in the ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8 update 2) QuickInstall Guide for more information on installing ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8 update 2).
You can also access the Product Activation Wizard from within ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8) by selecting Utilities > License Management > Tools > Options or Utilities > License Management > Tools > Product Activation Wizard. See the License Management Tool documentation in the ProStructures V8i Help for more information.
The Product Activation Wizard offers four product activation options:
The wizard will then step you through the activation process based on the option selected.
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If you are activating against a hosted (Bentley) SELECT Server, the Server Name is pre-populated but you must provide the proper Activation Key provided by the Bentley Sales Support Center.
If you are activating against a local SELECT Server, you must provide the proper Server Name and Activation Key. The Server Name and Activation Key, along with any proxy configuration information, can be obtained from your Site Administrator.
Important note for System Administrators using SELECTserver 2004 Edition: ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8) requires SELECTserver XM Edition or newer and will not run with SELECTserver 2004 Edition (V8.5.2 and earlier). The latest SELECTserver can be obtained from the Downloads/MySELECT CD area of SELECTservices Online. You need to obtain a new license file for SELECTserver. Contact the Bentley Sales Support Center that services your area for information on upgrading your current SELECTserver 2004 Edition license file.
If you are not a Bentley SELECT subscriber and you are activating ProStructures V8i (SELECTseries 8), you are presented with three options:
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