Spotlight is supplied with a time-limited trial key so you can test the product. When the trial key expires Spotlight reverts to a preview mode with severely limited access. When you enter a valid license key and site message you are licensed to use Spotlight on SQL Server.
A purchased commercial license may be applied to a single Spotlight Diagnostic Server deployment or a federation of Spotlight Diagnostic Server. The license and the procedure for entering the license is the same.
To activate a purchased commercial license
From a Spotlight Client connected to the Spotlight deployment:
Make sure you enter the site message exactly. The site message is case sensitive.