Activating Security Center license using the web - Security Center

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide

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The Security Center license is activated on the main server. You must activate your Security Center license after you install Security Center on the main server, and when you promote an expansion server to a main server. If you have Internet access, you can activate your Security Center license using a web connection through Server Admin.

Before you begin

To activate your license using the web, you need the following:
Internet connection
If your server does not have Internet access, then see Activating Security Center license without Internet access.
System ID and password
The System ID and password are found in the Security Center License Information document. Genetecâ„¢ Customer Service sends you this document when you purchase the product.
Server password
The server password is used to log on to Server Admin. The server password is set during the installation.


  1. Open the Server Admin web page by doing one of the following:
    • In the address bar of your web browser, type http://computer:port/Genetec, where computer is the hostname or the IP address of your server, and port is the web server port specified during the Security Center expansion server installation.

      You can omit the web server port if you are using the default value (80).

    • If connecting to Server Admin from the local host, double-click Genetecâ„¢ Server Admin () in the Genetec Security Center folder in the Windows Start menu.
  2. Enter the server password that you set during the server installation, and click Log on.
    The Server Admin Overview page appears.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click License at the top of the Server Admin browser window.
    • Click Modify under the License section of the Server Admin Overview page.
  4. In the License management dialog box, click Web activation, and enter your System ID and Password as specified in the Security Center License Information document you received when you purchased your license.
  5. Click Activate.
    Your license information appears in the License section of the Server Admin Overview page.
  6. Click Details to view your license options in a dialog box.

    Your license options are divided into many tabs. For more information, see License options in Security Center.

  7. Click Close, and then close your browser window.