QNAP

QTS 5.0.x

Extending a License Offline Using an Unused License

  1. Open License Center.
  2. Go to My Licenses.
  3. Identify the license you want to extend, and then click .
    Tip:

    If a license is about to expire, its status is Expires soon.

    The License Extension window appears.

  4. Select manually extend a license.
  5. Select Extend offline.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Read the instructions, and then click Download.

    License Center downloads the device identity file (DIF) file to your computer.

  8. Read and agree to the terms of service.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Read the instructions, and then click Go to License Manager.

    Your web browser opens the QNAP License Manager website.

  11. Sign in with your QNAP ID.
  12. Go to My Licenses.
  13. From the list of licenses, select the license you want to activate.
  14. In the table below, click Activation and Installation.

    The license activation details appear.

  15. Click Extend.

    The Extend License window appears.

  16. Select Use an unused license, and then click Next.

    The list of unused licenses appears.

  17. Select an unused license.
    Warning:

    License Center will use this license to extend your expiring license. This process is irreversible. Once this license is used for extension, you cannot use it for anything else.

  18. Click Next.
  19. Click Browse.

    The file browser appears.

  20. Locate and select the DIF from your computer.
  21. Click Upload.

    A confirmation message appears.

  22. Click Download.

    QNAP License Manager downloads the license install file (LIF) to your computer.

  23. Click Done.
  24. Go back to License Center.
  25. In the License Extension window, click Next.
  26. Click Browse Files.

    The file browser appears.

  27. Locate and select the LIF from your computer.
  28. Click Next.

    License Center uploads the LIF and displays the license summary.

  29. Click Extend.

    A confirmation message appears.

  30. Click Close.

    The license appears on the list of active licenses.