SPSS: Check out a license for a period of off-line work

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The license you have activated for SPSS will let you use the program as long as you are connected to a network with access to UiB's license server.

If you are working offline for a period, you will need to check out a so-called "Commuter License". This is done from the program "IBM SPSS Statistics 25 Commuter License".

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Start the program and select what product you need a license for, as well as the period (number of days from now) you will require before you are back on line. The maximum period is 30 days.

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If you have installed SPSS manually you may not be able to check out the commuter license for more than 7 days

When SPSS is installed automatically on a UiB client the max check-out period for a "Commuter License" is set to 30 days.

When you install the software yourself, the max check-out period is set to a default value of 7 days. You may modify this yourself:

Find the file "spssprod.inf" in the folder where the SPSS program files reside:

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Edit this file with a text editor such as Notepad.

On the line starting with "CommuterMaxLife" change the value after "=" from 7 to a higher number (number of days available, max 30).

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Then save the file.

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