Activating the BarTender Suite

Overview

Activating the BarTender Suite is a fairly simple process if you have an internet connection available.

Note: If you activated the BarTender client but cannot connect to your License Server to complete the activation, then please review BarTender cannot locate Seagull License Server.

 

Choose which best applies to your current situation:

Activate during installation

Activate post installation

Try Browser Instead - Activate using another PC's internet connection

 

Activate during installation

Toward the end of the installation process you will be prompted to activate the software.

  1. Click Activate Now to open the Enter Product Key Code window. 

  1. Enter the Product Key Code provided in the software package or confirmation email you received.
  2. Click Next to open the Activation Policy window.

  1. Select (check) I Agree to accept the Activation Policy.
  2. Click Next to open the Select Country window.

  1. From the dropdown list, select the desired country and click Next.
  2. You will see a notice about an active internet connection. Click Next. The Activation Wizard Completed window opens.
Note: If you do not have a working internet connection, but you do have another PC available with an active internet connection, refer to the Try Browser Instead section of this article, below. If you do not have any internet connection available please contact Technical Support.

  1.  Click Finish.

You have successfully activated the BarTender Suite. 

 

Activate post installation

You can also activate the BarTender Suite after your installation has completed, or if you have previously installed a BarTender Trial edition.

  1. Open BarTender. The Edition Selection window opens.

  1. Select the edition of BarTender you have purchased and click OK to open the Welcome window.

  1. Click Close.
  2. From the BarTender Help menu, select Activate This Software.

The Select an Activation Task window opens.

  1. Leave Activate BarTender Suite selected and click Next to open the Enter Product Key Code window.

  1. Enter the Product Key Code provided in the software packaging or confirmation email you received.
  2. Click Next to open the Activation Policy window.

  1. Select (check) I Agree to accept the Activation Policy.
  2. Click Next to open the Select Country window.

  1. From the dropdown list, select the desired country and click Next.
  2. You will see a notice about an active internet connection. Click Next. The Activation Wizard Completed window opens.
Note: If you do not have a working internet connection, but you do have another PC available with an active internet connection, refer to the Try Browser Instead section of this document, below. If you do not have any internet connection available please contact Technical Support.

  1.  Click Finish.

You have successfully activated the BarTender Suite.

 

Try Browser Instead: Activate using another PC's internet browser

If BarTender activation fails because your PC has no active internet connection, you can still activate BarTender using another PC's active internet connection.

  1. From the Internet Connection window, click Try Browser Instead.

The Browser Instructions window opens, displaying several important pieces of information.

  1. Write down the Primary Site for activation. 

  1. Also write down the Product Key Code and Installation Identification Code.
  2. Leave this window open and move to the other PC with an active internet connection.
  3. Open an internet browser and enter the web address for the Primary Site to open the Activate Software web page.

  1. Enter the Product Key Code and the Installation Identification Code.
  2. Click the Generate Activation Code button to open the Product Activation Code web page.

  1. Write down the Product Activation Code.
  2. Close your internet browser and move back to the other PC where BarTender is currently installed.

  1. Enter the Product Activation Code in the Browser Instructions window on the BarTender computer. 
  2. Click Next to open the Activation Wizard Completed dialog. 

  1.  Click Finish.

You have successfully activated the BarTender Suite.

 

 

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Comments

  • Avatar
    dwi

    yes, But....
    When the License server is on another subnet you cannot fullfill the activation, then you have to choose "Continue".
    Afterwards you can manually configure the license server in BarTender Suite when you look at the option "Manage - License Setup". Disable "Automatically find Seagull License Server" and enter the License Server's IP address in the field "Preference"
    Check the portnumber and so on.

    maybe you can take this scenario together with the scenario above.

  • Avatar
    Kai Kohler

    Hi DWI,

    What you are describing is covered in the article "BarTender cannot locate Seagull License Server."
    https://support.seagullscientific.com/hc/en-us/articles/206233037

    This article covers activating the software with the product key code. You are referring to connecting to Seagull License Server after you have activated the BarTender client.

    Cheers

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    Venkatesh

    The Activation Server returned the following error:
    Activation denied. Your allocated number of activations has been exhausted. Activation will now only be allowed on the computer where you last successfully activated this software.
    but i install and last successful system only but i got this error

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