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Metalogix Content Matrix 8.8 - Advanced Installation Guide

Installation Steps for the Content Matrix SharePoint WSPs

1.Under Step 2 of the Intsallation Wizard,  click [Install Metalogix Content Matrix SharePoint WSPs].

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2.Read and accept the License Agreement terms then click [Next].

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By default the installation Wizard will install all of the selected Metalogix Content Matrix client applications under the following location:

·For 64-bit systems - C:\Program Files\Metalogix

·For 32-bit systems - C:\Program Files (x86)\Metalogix

You can, however, click [Change] and select a different directory.

3.Click [Next].

A list of check-box options will be displayed allowing you to select which Metalogix Content Matrix SharePoint WSP components to include in the installation process.

Entering the License Key

When installing the Metalogix Content Matrix Console for the first time or when launching the Console after your license has expired, you will be prompted to input an Activation License Key.  

To enter a license key:

1.In the Activate License Key dialog, select I have a license key, and enter the license key provided by Quest (the key can be copied and pasted into the provided space).


NOTE:  If you are updating from a Metalogix Content Matrix installation older than version 6, select the I am updating from an older version and have an old-style key option, and enter the key in the provided space (or paste into the first field from your clipboard).

2.Select the appropriate activation method.

NOTE: Most systems can use the Online activation method as long as the system has internet access. If you are unable to use the online activation method due to security settings or lack of internet access, the Offline activation option can be used.

Online Activation

1.After entering the license key, select Online activation.

If you need to authenticate the key through a proxy (not a common practice), click Set Proxy then enter the Server name/IP and port number for the proxy, as well as any necessary credentials to access it.

2.Click [Next].

Metalogix Content Matrix will contact the licensing server and attempt to authenticate the license key, after which, on successful activation, a 'Congratulations!' message will be returned, and the license key will be active and in use.

3.Click [Finish] to complete the process.

Offline Activation

NOTE:  The offline activation option is generally used in cases where you cannot use the online activation due to security settings or lack of internet access. This option will still require some internet access, but allows for the authentication to be done from another machine that is not as restricted by security or has a connection to the internet.

1.Select Offline activation.

2.Click [Next].

A Generate Activation Request dialog displays with a different key. This key can be copied from the window, or the Save to file option can be used to save the key into a text file (in case it needs to be copied to another machine).

3.Copy the Activation URL (listed under the Activation Request) to a web browser that has internet access.

Alternately if the system the Metalogix Content Matrix Console is on does have internet access through a Web browser, click Go to automatically open a web browser to this URL.

4.On a machine that has internet access, use the Activation URL to navigate to the Offline Activation page.


§Enter the key into the Activation data text box.


§If the key was saved to a file, select Browse and navigate to the file.

6.Click [Activate].

Upon successful activation, a new key displays in the text box.

7.Do one of the following:

§To save the key as a DAT file, click [Download file].


§To copy the key to the clipboard (if the license will be activated on the same machine), click [Copy text].

8.Click [OK] to continue.

9.Return to the Activate License dialog.

10.If the Generate Activation Request window is still active, click [Next]. to the Enter your Activation Response window.

11.Use one of the following options:

§If you copied the key to the clipboard on the same machine, paste it into the window.

§If you saved the key to a DAT file, navigate to, and select the DAT file.

12.Click [Next]. The license key will be active and in use.

13.Click [Finish] to complete the process.

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