How to activate License Authorization Wizard on Mac OSx when install as network?

Technote (FAQ)


I have installed IBM SPSS Statistics as network installation on the Client Mac OSx 10.6.8. Now I want to switch the installation to use a site license instead of network license without doing a reinstallation. I don't know where I can launch License Authorization Wizard since there is not one since it is installed using Network Type.

Can this be done?


You need to open up Terminal, then cd to /Applications/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/19
cd to /Applications/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/20 (for release 20)
cd to /Applications/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/21 (for release 21)

then cd to folder

you see a file named '' or ''
try putting a dot then forward slash in front of the command: $ ./

If you don't have permission you will need to do $SUDO ./

You should then see the License Authorization Wizard window to activate your license.

Document information

More support for:

SPSS Statistics
Statistics Desktop

Software version:

19.0, 20.0, 21.0

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