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How do I activate my Educational license on multiple machines at once?

Symptoms

  • I have an Educational license
  • I have more than one machine that I need to activate

Cause

Often our Educational license holders need to activate on a full lab of machines at one time. Although this is not yet possible, we do now support batch file activation, which makes things a lot easier.

Resolution

It is not yet possible to activate more than one machine at a time. The quickest way to work through your lab is to activate silently by using this command line argument:

C:\Program Files\Unity\Editor\Unity.exe" -batchmode -username name@example.gov.uk -password XXXXXXXXXXXXX -serial  E3-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX -quit

The email and password used will be the same as your Unity web account. If you are a Lecturer/ Teacher, please create an admin account to use for your manual activation.
Please see the attached document for more guidance and let us know if you have any further problems.

Also, please see the following tips which may help with activation too:

Please try allowing these ports: 80 and 443 

You can also try whitelisting these URLs:
    license.unity3d.com
    activation.unity3d.com

More Information

Please see the following links for more information on other types of license activation:

 

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    JCS Unity

    This works well but the account used to activate the software is still logged in when the users open the software giving them access to change account settings. How do you log that user out so they can use the software in Offline Mode?

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    Lily

    Hi there,

    Sorry to hear you are having some issues with your Educational activation.

    If you have activated with an admin account, you will need to locate the license file after activating and save it in a shared area for that machine.

    This means if a different user signs into the machine, the activation should be there and they will not need to be logged in with the admin account.


    License files are found here:
    * Windows: C:\ProgramData\Unity
    * Mac: Library/Application Support/Unity

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    JCS Unity

    The software activates fine and any user can login and use the activated program. The problem I am having is that the admin account used to activate the program is still logged into the program and the students can click manage account and it takes them to the online account management page. I need to know how to sign out the admin account as part of the cmd line activation so the students use the program in "work offline", ie not able to access the Asset Store. I am using the below deployment guide and option 1 on the first page.

     

    https://unity3d.com/sites/default/files/unity-license-deployment.pdf

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    Urner

    @JCS Unity I noticed the same problem in my lab - but only on the one machine where I was logged in when the script to install the license ran. I was not left logged in to any of the other machines. Once I logged out of my Unity account on that one machine I was not logged in when I relaunched Unity.

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    Christopher Palmer

    How can I tell whether a installation is activated after a network install? We live behind a proxy.

    Edited by Christopher Palmer
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