You activate scanning features and definitions updates for Symantec Protection Engine with licenses. A separate license must be installed for each feature. If you purchase additional product features from Symantec as they become available for Symantec Protection Engine, these features require a new license.
Symantec issues a serial number for each type of license that you purchase. This serial number is required to register your product and your maintenance agreement. The serial number is provided on a license certificate, which is mailed separately and arrives in the same time frame as your software. For security reasons, the license certificate is not included in the Symantec Protection Engine software distribution package. If you upgrade from a previous version and you have an active maintenance contract, you might receive the serial number certificate with an upgrade insurance letter.
License activation involves the following process:
Obtain a license file from Symantec.
To request a license file, you must have the license serial number for each license that you want to activate. After you complete the registration process, Symantec sends you the appropriate license file by email.
You must install the content licenses and product licenses on each server on which you run Symantec Protection Engine. When you install the licenses, you can enable the scanning processes and update your product and its associated content.