8.0 Applying a License Key

You can evaluate ZENworks® Endpoint Security Management for 60 days, after which you must apply a license key to continue using the product. You receive the license key from Novell when you purchase the product or request an evaluation extension.

To apply the license key:

  1. Copy the license key (license.dat) to the following folder on the Management Console machine:

    \Program Files\Novell\ESM Management Console

  2. Log in to the Management Console.

  3. Click the Help menu > About Management Console.

  4. Click Update.

    The system is updated to the new license. In addition, the license is uploaded to the Policy Distribution Service. This enables Security Clients to receive the license the next time they check in.

    If you have unmanaged Security Clients (clients that do not check in for policy updates), you must manually distribute the license to the clients. Copy the license.dat file to the endpoint’s \Program Files\Novell\ZENworks Security Client directory, then reboot the endpoint to activate the license.