Frequently Asked Questions
How do I manage user licenses?
What can I do if users are unable to logon?
How do I know which license is currently being used?
Users get an error logging on
How do I activate my license?
Which license key do I use to activate SquaredUp DS?
How can I activate if my SquaredUp server cannot connect to the internet?
That's fine, you can perform a manual or offline activation on another computer that has got internet access and then copy the .bin activation file onto the server.
I've been asked to 'reactivate' my license, how do I do that?
You will be asked to reactivate your existing license key, if it has been modified or extended.
"License already activated" or "Maximum activations reached"
Activation keys are normally valid for a limited number of activations.
If you uninstall and reinstall on the same server and you originally carried out an offline activation (as described in How to activate your license offline (manual activation))then you can reuse the same .bin file by browsing to
If you need any help please contact SquaredUp Support with the activation key.
An error occurred: The key provided is invalid. Activation keys must consist of at least 5 groups of letters and digits
SquaredUp DS license keys have a text prefix followed by 5 groups of letters and numbers:
Please contact SquaredUp Support if you need any help.
The activation key you have entered is incompatible with this version of SquaredUp DS
The activation key being used is not valid for the version of SquaredUp DS.
Please contact SquaredUp Support with details of the problem and the activation key.
This key has expired
Some license activation keys (such as for technical preview releases and evaluation licenses) are only valid for a limited time period. Contact SquaredUp Support to obtain an up-to-date activation key.
For other renewable licenses you will normally be able to renew your license before it expires. As part of this renewal process, SquaredUp DS will update your existing license with the new subscription term, so you can simply reactivate your license for the changes to take effect.
If your license expires before you are able to renew then you may be sent a new license activation key, which you should paste into the activation screen to activate the new key, when prompted when you open SquaredUp DS.