How To: Use ArcGIS License Manager to authorize ArcGIS products and extensions online
Instructions provided are steps for authorizing ArcGIS Desktop 10 with the License Server connected directly to the Internet, or authorizing online.
To use Concurrent Use products and extensions, they must first be authorized on the license server and the service started.
Open License Server Administrator from the menu window (not to be confused with ArcGIS Administrator).
Select Authorize Now.
Select one of the three online authorization options (authorization file or by typing in the individual authorization numbers).
• Option one – 'I need to authorize licenses on my license server'. • Option two – 'I have already authorized core licenses and need to authorize additional extensions'. • Option three – 'I have received an authorization file from ESRI and am now ready to finish the authorization process'.
Note: This option is to be used with a provisioning file or response file for authorization.
Select ArcGIS Desktop and click Next.
Select the Authorization method, 'Authorize with ESRI now using the Internet.' Click Next.
Enter the requested information under Authorization Information and click Next.
Select from the given drop-down menus from Authorization Information [continued] and click Next.
Enter in the Software Authorization Number and click Next.
Enter the extension information, click Next and click Finish.
Note: If the message 'License Server Status: NOT RUNNING' is displayed at the bottom of the box, click Start to start the service.