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All StresStimulus licensing options can be found in the licensing dialog. To bring up the licensing dialog in the main menu, navigate to  Help > License... If you are using the Fiddler Addon version, go to StresStimulus > License...

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Activate the license

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StresStimulus licenses can be moved transferred from one machine to another. To move a license from an activated machine, first, click the Deactivate button to deactivate the license. Then you can move the license by activating on any other machine.

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The following are advanced features and should only be used if activation did not work or you have special licensing requirements. To bring up Advanced options, go to the Advanced tab in the licensing dialog.

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Automatic Deactivation

If StresStimulus is activated on a virtual machine, it is recommended that automatic deactivation checkbox is checked. This was The StresStimulus license will automatically be deactivated when StresStimulus is closed. This way, if the virtual machine is terminated, the StresStimulus license will not be lost.

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It is best to activate StresStimulus using online activation, ; this way, the license can be easily moved from one machine to another as described above. However, if you can't connect to the internet or to StresStimulus licensing server, you can request an offline activation license. When you request an offline activation, StresStimulus support will send you a license file that will lock the license to the machine. During this time, the license will not be movable to another machine. Click the Request Offline Activation button to bring up the Offline Activation dialog. This dialog may also appear after StresStimulus determines that there is no available connection to the internet.


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 First, select the offline license expiration. You can select choose from the following options:

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If you have a multi-machine license, then specify the number of VUs you want to allocate to the offline license.

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Once your request is processed, you should receive your offline activation file. Copy the file into the installation directory (for example, %Program Files%\Stimulus Technology\StresStimulus) to finish the offline activation.

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If you wish to use your StresStimulus license on another machine, you must first deactivate the license on your existing machine. To do so, on the existing machine, navigate to Help -> License and click Deactivate. On the new machine, go to Help -> License and type your serial number. Then click Activate and restart StresStimulus.

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