I’ve installed Portfolio 2017 version 3.6 and I need to enter my serial numbers.
This article applies to Portfolio 2017 version 3.6 and later on all supported operating systems.
Starting with version 3.6, Portfolio 2017 no longer uses serial numbers to activate the product. Instead, Portfolio retrieves the product licensing information from your Extensis account.
NOTE - Make sure Portfolio can connect to cwsg.extensis.com on port 443. Once Portfolio has been activated, the server does not have to remain connected to the internet.
Activating Portfolio 2017
On the Licenses panel, select “Activate Portfolio with your Extensis credentials.”
Enter the email address and password of the Extensis account thats owns the Portfolio licenses. If you don’t know which account owns the licenses, contact Customer Service at https://www.extensis.com/contact-us-form.
The Licenses panel will display the email address, the end of the support maintenance period, and any additional features that have been activated.
If you purchase additional Portfolio products, click on the email address in the Licenses panel and enter the password for the Extensis account. Portfolio will retrieve the updated license information; this requires Portfolio to be able to reach cwsg.extensis.com on port 443.
Entering a demo serial number for Portfolio 2017
If you want to try out Portfolio 2017, you can request a demo serial number to use the product for a limited time.
Note: Portfolio 2017 version 3.6 and later will only accept demo serial numbers; serial numbers used in earlier versions of Portfolio 2017 will not be accepted.
On the Licenses panel, select “Try Portfolio for a limited time with a Demo Serial Number.”
Enter the demo serial number and click Add Licenses.
The Licenses panel will display number of days remaining in the demo period. All of Portfolio’s additional features will be activated during the demo period.