How To: Add a Product, Design a Feature Set, and Issue a Perpetual License

How To: Perform Basic Tasks

Adding a product, designing a feature set, and issuing a perpetual license in the Microsoft SLP Online Service are among the first steps in protecting intellectual property and enforcing licensing policies. Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services offer software vendors a variety of licensing models with which to protect their applications. 


Important: When you want to create a fictional product for evaluation or trial purposes, you must do so only in an evaluation account. This is because naming a product is a one-time creation process — the product name can never be modified once it is created. 


To Add a Product 

  1. Log on to the SLP Online Service.
  2. Click Products in the navigation panel.
  3. Click Add Product.
  4. Enter a name and version for the product (required).
  5. Enter a description for the product (optional).
  6. Click OK, to save the new product.


To Create Features and Define a Feature Set

  1. Log on to the SLP Online Service.
  2. Click Products in the navigation panel.
  3. Click a product in the Products table. This is the table directly below the Add Product button.
  4. Click Edit, and then click Add Feature.
  5. Add the Name (required) and Description (optional) of the feature.
  6. Click OK to save the new feature.
  7. Repeat Steps 4 - 6 to add more features. Continue to add as many features as you want.
  8. Click the Feature Sets tab, and then click Add Feature Set.
  9. Add the Name (required) and Description (optional) of the new feature set.
  10. Select the feature you created in the Available Features drop-down list, and then click Add Feature. The new feature is added to the Features in Feature Set table.
  11. Click Edit to modify the settings for the feature or continue to add other features to this feature set.
  12. Click OK to save your changes.
  13. Click Back To Products. The new feature set and features are available for licensing,


To Issue a Perpetual License

  1. Log on to the SLP Online Service.
  2. Click New License in the License section of the navigation pane.
  3. Fill in the customer and product details. The information added here must match an existing customer or alternatively, you can type Default. to set up a generic customer option.
  4. Click Issue License. This issues a perpetual license.

Note: A Perpetual License is the default license model.

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