Milestone Use online activation

If your system has access to the internet, you can turn on automatic license activation in Management Client. The system can be set to activate device licenses whenever it detects a change, for example, after you add devices, or only after you manually start the online activation process.

When adding devices for the first time, you must manually start online activation. After you start online activation, you can turn on automatic license activation in Management Client.

Start online activation manually

  1. In Management Client, in the Site Navigation pane, expand Basics, and select License Information.
  2. Select Activate License Manually, then select Online.
  3. Enter the user name and password for your My Milestone account, then select Next.
  4. Select Finish to activate the licenses.
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Enable automatic license activation

To set up automatic license activation, in Management Client, in the Site Navigation pane, expand Basics, and select License Information. Select the Enable automatic license activation check box and enter the user name and password for your My Milestone account.

After you add a device, automatic license activation might take a few minutes to reflect the changes.

Use offline activation

After you import your software license file and add devices in Management Client, if your XProtect VMS product is not connected to the internet, you can use offline activation to activate hardware device licenses.