Instructions below are for users who have been emailed a license file (manual license) by CSI. (If you have been issued an activation key by CSI, please install or update the Sentinel RMS License Manager and/or Sentinel RMS Utilities by running the CSI Installation Wizard on your server.)
CSI licenses starting with SAP2000 v18, CSiBridge 2016, ETABS 2016, SAFE 2016 and later, require License Manager v8.6 (or later). Older versions of the License Manager (v8.5 and earlier) will not recognize these new licenses.
To upgrade your current License Manager, please proceed with the following steps (usually takes less than 5 minutes):
Please note licenses may be temporarily unavailable during the uninstall and reinstall process so it is advisable to notify any software users.
Please note legacy versions of CSI programs using LM 7 licenses cannot be hosted on the latest versions of the License Manager. You must maintain a separate server for hosting the LM 7 licenses.
If you are also hosting licenses from a different software vendor on Sentinel RMS License Manager, please confirm with the vendor that their licenses are supported for License Manager v8.6.