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You have been installing Spider LCM 6.x or Columbus 7.x and your License Console tells you to activate your license or you get an e-mail from the Columbus server that you should activate your license.


To activate your license please follow these steps:


  1. If you got an e-mail from your Columbus server you can jump to #5
  2. Open the License Console (Start > All Programs > Columbus | Spider > License Console )
  3. Select one of the items which is not activated yet
  4. Open Main Menu > Save Activation Request for Selected License ID
  5. Save the file with your company name to a location you can remember
  6. Send this file to
  7. You then will receive an activation file (xml). Save it to a known location you can access within the License Console.
  8. Open the License Console again
  9. Open Main Menu > Import Activation Information File
  10. Select the activation file you have got
  11. After confirmation your license has been activated

    Congratulations 🙂


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