A license file contains the information that is required to activate one or more features in a product. A license file is also required to update the product and its associated content. A license file might contain one or more types of licenses. The number of licenses it contains depends on whether you registered the license serial numbers separately or at the same time.
You can install the license file through the console. If you disabled the console, you can install the license file by copying it to a specific directory location.
You must restart Symantec Protection Engine manually after saving the license files.
To install the license file through the console
When you receive the email message from Symantec that contains the license file, save the file that is attached to the email message to the computer from which you intend to access the Symantec Protection Engine console.
In the console on the primary navigation bar, click System.
If no license has been installed, when you open the console, the System tab appears by default.
In the sidebar under Views, click License.
Under Tasks, click Install License.
In the Install License window, click Browse.
In the Load File window, browse to the folder location where you saved the license file, select it, and then click Open.
In the Install License window, click Install.
A status message indicates that the license was successfully installed.
To install the license file without using the console:
Based on the operating system, save the license file that you receive in an email message from Symantec in the following location: