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How to Migrate Legacy License into a New Vector License and How to Set up Vector Software

Last updated: 2020-03-02

First Steps to Set Up Vector Software and License

Three actions are required:

  1. Software Installation (only required if you update to another software version)

  2. License Migration of the Legacy License

  3. License Activation of the new Vector License

Start with Software Installation
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To install the software (only required if you update to another
software version) please follow these steps:

  1. Open the Delivery Note

  2. Click on the Download Link

  3. Download the software

  4. Unzip the installation package locally

  5. Start the installation wizard with admin rights

  6. Execute the installation

Please check our step-by-step articles for installation on our Vector KnowledgeBase:

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Did you install the software successfully?
Yes. Proceed with license activation.
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To migrate the Legacy License please follow these steps:

  1. If no previous software installation, make sure that the Vector License Client is installed

  2. Open the Delivery Note

  3. Copy the Activation Key

  4. Open the Vector License Client

  5. Click on Settings

  6. Click on Test Proxy Settings

Are the Proxy Settings valid?
Yes
No
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To migrate a Legacy License by internet connection,
please take the following steps:

  1. Connect only the License Carrier on which the Legacy License Bit(s) is currently stored

  2. Click on Migrate

  3. Insert the copied Activation Key and click on Load

  4. Select the license(s) to be migrated and click on Select

  5. Confirm the migratable license(s) and click on Send Request

  6. Confirm again the license deletion with Yes

Was the Legacy License deletion successful?
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Something went wrong with the Legacy License migration?

Please click on Continue Migration.

If this will not help:
Please send us the following information via support form or to support@vector.com.

  • Activation Key
  • License Carrier with Serial Number
  • Screenshot of the error message
If this will help, please continue with license activation.
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After the successful deletion of the Legacy License Bit(s),
you can directly proceed with the activation of the new
Vector License(s):

  1. Click on Yes

  2. Connect the License Carrier on which the license(s) shall be activated

  3. Select the required license(s) and the License Carrier

  4. Click on Activate...

  5. Start the Vector software

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If no valid Proxy Settings:

Set the corporate proxy settings in the Vector License Client

Find further information here: https://kb.vector.com/entry/1166/.

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If still no online connection:

  1. Connect the License Carrier on which the Legacy License Bit(s) is currently activated

  2. Click on Migrate

  3. Insert the copied Activation Key

  4. Select the License Bit Carrier

  5. Click on Create Context File... and confirm with Yes

  6. Save the Context File (.VLC)

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Please send us the created .VLC file via the
support form or to support@vector.com.

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Part 1 of 3

Steps in Browser

  1. Open link: https://portal.vector.com/vector-offline-licensing/

  2. Click on Browse

  3. Select the created Context File (.VLC)

  4. Click on Upload

  5. Select the license(s) for migration

  6. Click on Migrate

  7. The Update File (.VLU) will be created

Note: please finish the offline activation for one .VLC file before starting with another one

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Part 2 of 3

Steps in Vector License Client

  1. Open the Vector License Client

  2. Connect the License Carrier on which the Legacy License(s) shall be deleted

  3. Click on Migrate

  4. Click on Open Update File...

  5. Select the created Update File (.VLU)

  6. Click on Apply

  7. Click on Save Confirmation to save the Receipt File (.VLR)

  8. Proceed with the last part (very important)

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Part 3 of 3

Steps in Browser

  1. Open link: https://portal.vector.com/vector-offline-licensing/

  2. Click on Browser

  3. Select the created Receipt File (.VLR)

  4. Click on Upload

This completes the license migration process and now you may proceed with the offline activation.

Proceed with offline license activation
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To activate the license offline:

  1. Connect the License Carrier on which the license(s) shall be activated

  2. Click on Activate

  3. Insert the copied Activation Key

  4. Select the License Carrier

  5. Click on Create Context File...

  6. Save the Context File (.VLC)

Can you access the internet on different browsers, either on this PC or on another?
Yes
No
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Part 1 of 3

Steps in Browser

  1. Open link: https://portal.vector.com/vector-offline-licensing/

  2. Click on Browse

  3. Select the created Context File (.VLC)

  4. Click on Upload

  5. Select the license(s) for activation

  6. Click on Activate

  7. The Update File (.VLU) will be created

Note: please finish the offline activation for one .VLC file before starting with another one

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Part 2 of 3

Steps in Vector License Client

  1. Open the Vector License Client

  2. Connect the License Carrier on which the license(s) shall be activated

  3. Click on Activate

  4. Click on Open Update File...

  5. Select the created Update File (.VLU)

  6. Click on Apply

  7. Click on Save Confirmation to save the Receipt File (.VLR)

  8. Proceed with the last part (very important)

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Part 3 of 3

Steps in Browser

This completes the license activation process and now you may start the Vector software.

  1. Open link: https://portal.vector.com/vector-offline-licensing/

  2. Click on Browser

  3. Select the created Receipt File (.VLR)

  4. Click on Upload

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2020-03-02
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