What is a Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows key file



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What is a Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows key file

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2013 Apr 30 ID: 7171
­What is a key file

A key file is a file with the following name:  xxxxxxxx.key . This file contains commercial, trial or beta license data, and is required by Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows to function.

Data contained in a key file

  • License number - a unique number required by Technical Support. 
  • Maximum number of computers - maximum number of hosts that can use this license at the same time.
  • Key validity period - time remaining until the license expires. A key starts expiring once activated.
  • Creation date - the date the key file was created using an activation code. This date is used for calculating the key file validity period.
  • License life-time - time elapsed since the license was created. A license life-time can span several years. A license cannot be activated once its life-time is over.
  • Key file expiration date - the final date the key file can be used to activate the application
  • Information about technical support terms.

Commercial key files

Commercial key files serve for activating legally purchased Kaspersky Lab software and using it for a certain period of time. Commercial key files are usually valid for 1 year.

Commercial key file users are entitled to receive full technical support via telephone and in Technical Support service.

Trial key files

Trial key files allow you to try Kaspersky Lab software during a set period of time. Kaspersky Lab offers trial keys for free.

Information If you have used a trial key file to activate an application, you cannot extend your license with another trial key file. The second trial key file expiration date will be equal to the expiration date of the first trial key file.

Beta key files  

Beta key files   are made for users who are interested in testing Kaspersky Lab software which has not been released yet.

Beta key file users are entitled to receive technical support via the corresponding section of Kaspersky Lab forums or by email as indicated in the beta version documentation.
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