license.exe: License Keys

Plesk comes with a limited trial license key which is installed automatically. Therefore, to fully use Plesk as you need, you should obtain a license key from Plesk or one of its resellers and install it to your Plesk.

Once you purchase a Plesk license key at the Plesk online store, you will receive an activation e-mail with your activation code and a license key file. You can install a Plesk license key either by entering the activation code or by uploading the file from this e-mail. In both cases, you should use the license.exe utility. You may also use this utility for installing additional license keys that allow using Plesk additional features (add-ons) like Acronis True Image, Kaspersky Antivirus, and so on. Note that the license.exe utility supports the installation of additional keys through an activation code only.

 

Location

%plesk_cli% 

 

Usage
license.exe <command> [<option_1> [<param>][<option_2> [<param>]]

Example

The following command installs an additional license key:

license.exe -i AB1C23-4DEF56-7GHI89-JK1L23-MNP456 -additional-key true
Commands
Command Parameter Description Example

--install or -i

<filename | activation code>

If a filename is provided, installs a license key from the specified file. If a code is provided, installs a license key that is associated with the code.

To install a license key from the file:

license.exe -i key.xml

To install a license key by using the activation code:

license.exe -i AB1C23-4DEF56-7GHI89-JK1L23-MNP456

--check-installed-license or -c

 

Checks the validity of the installed license key (returns the 0 exit code if the key is valid and 1 if it is invalid)

 

To check the validity of the installed license:

license.exe -c

--retrieve

 

Retrieves the installed license keys.

To retrieve the installed license keys:

license.exe --retrieve

--help or -h

 

Displays help on the use of the utility.

To view help on the use of this utility:

license.exe -h

 

Options
Option Parameter Description Example

-additional-key

true|false

Specifies whether the provided activation code is for an additional license key. You can skip this option in case you are installing a Plesk's main license key.

To install an additional license key:

license.exe -i AB1C23-4DEF56-7GHI89-JK1L23-MNP456 -additional-key true

 

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