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eLicenser Control Center - License Management

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The eLicenser Control Center is a utility that allows for managing music software licenses by a variety of manufacturers.

Via the eLicenser Control Center licenses can be downloaded and stored on a USB-eLicenser (dongle, license key) or in a Soft-eLicenser (virtual license container on hard disk). Many licenses can also be transferred to other eLicensers via the eLicenser Control Center. Possible license transactions depend on the respective software and license. 

Operation & Support

The most commonly used task of the eLicenser Control Center is the license activation.
Click here to learn all about activating and downloading licenses.

This video illustrates the license management by real life examples.

In case you experience difficulties, please install the latest version of the eLicenser Control Center. Download links for both Windows and Mac can be found below.

If you have trouble activating a specific license even though you have installed the latest eLicenser Control Center, please refer to the manufacturer of your software (see box at the right).

These help articles provide additional information on licenses, the eLicenser Control Center, Soft-eLicensers and USB-eLicensers :

For licenses stored on a USB-eLicenser (dongle): USB-eLicenser - Details, Tips and Troubleshooting
If you don't use a USB-eLicenser (license on hard disk): Soft-eLicenser FAQ

Download the latest eLicenser Control Center

Most issues with Soft-eLicensers or USB-eLicensers, activation codes and licenses can easily be solved by installing the latest eLicenser Control Center.

After the installation, please open the eLicenser Control Center and apply the 'Maintenance & Online Synchronisation' by clicking on 'Perform Maintenance Tasks' (or click on the 'Maintenance' button if not shown).

Mac

Mac OS X 10.9 · 10.10 · 10.11 · macOS 10.12 · 10.13 · 10.14 · 10.15

Windows

Windows 7 · Windows 8 · Windows 10
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later must be installed!
November 1, 2019 · 33.6 MB
eLicenser Control Center 6.11.9.2259
November 1, 2019 · 62.8 MB
eLicenser Control Center 6.11.9.2259
Release Notes (PDF)

Download for Mac OS X 10.8 (License database compatibility)

Mac

October 17, 2019 · 35.4 MB
Mac OS X 10.8
eLicenser Control Center 6.11.3.4257 
Release Notes (PDF)
Note: If a newer version has been installed, please uninstall it first!
With this version, license database updates are re-enabled for Mac OS X 10.8. Open the program and click on 'Maintenance'. This will update the license database, which is required for the detection of newer licenses.  

Downloads for older operating systems

Note: The installers below are the last compatible versions for the respective operating systems. 'Maintenance' and license database updates are not possible anymore with these eLicenser Control Center versions! Further details...

Mac

Windows

August 11, 2014 · 27.6 MB
Mac OS X 10.7
eLicenser Control Center 6.8.1.14153
Release Notes (PDF)

July 14, 2014 · 26.8 MB
Mac OS X 10.6
eLicenser Control Center 6.7.1.8151
Release Notes (PDF)

May 30, 2012 · 14.6 MB
Mac OS X 10.5
eLicenser Control Center 6.3.6.1098
Release Notes (PDF)

August 10, 2010 · 12.3 MB
Mac OS X 10.3 · 10.4
eLicenser Control Center 6.0.2.7036 
This version does not include an uninstaller.
Release Notes (PDF)
14th of July, 2014 · 33 MB
Windows XP SP 3 · Windows Vista
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5 must be installed!
eLicenser Control Center 6.7.1.8151
Release Notes (PDF)