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How do I upgrade to a higher edition of PRTG?

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I just purchased a license upgrade. How do I license the same without losing my existing configuration and historic data?

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Created on Apr 27, 2010 9:20:59 AM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,114) 3 3



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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 16.4.28 or later

PRTG License Upgrade

Upgrading to a higher edition is easy. After you have purchased your license upgrade and received your new license key, follow the steps below.

  1. In the PRTG web interface, choose Setup | License from the main menu bar.
  2. Click Change License Key.
  3. Enter your License Name and your new License Key.
  4. Click Update License.

For more details, see PRTG Manual: Enter a License Key.


This section applies to PRTG Network Monitor 16.4.27 and previous versions

  1. Make sure you run a PRTG commercial edition. If you are not sure, check the entry Licensed Edition under Setup | License | Status in the PRTG web interface.
  2. In the PRTG web interface, choose Setup | License | Enter License Key from the main menu bar.
  3. Enter your License Name and your new License Key.
  4. Click Save and confirm to restart the PRTG server.

Note: You can alternatively use the PRTG Administration Tool, tab License, to enter your license key. In previous PRTG versions you find this option in the PRTG Server Administrator tool.

Your installation will now use the new license, all configuration and historic data will be retained.

For more details, please see PRTG Manual: Enter a License Key.

Created on Apr 27, 2010 9:26:19 AM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,114) 3 3

Last change on May 17, 2017 3:46:01 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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