I get an error - The product activation key you have entered is not a local Computer Locked license product activation key - why?

Tekla Tedds
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Error
activation key
Local Computer Locked
License

I have just purchased a license (for example after completing a Tedds trial) and received my product activation key (PAK) but I am getting this error when trying to activate this. Why is this?

The product activation key you have entered is not a local Computer Locked license product activation key

 

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Solution

When you purchase a license, by default you will be provided with a Server license, however a Tekla Tedds trial license for example is a local license.  Alternatively you may not have realized you have receeived a server license for a new purchase and installed Tedds using the Local Computer locked license method.  If so, in order to use your newly purchased license, you just need to do a few simple steps to reconfigure your machine.   
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  • Activate your new license
 
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  • Change your System and User settings
 
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  • Check your License Server setting is pointing at your server or localhost if it's on the same PC
 
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  • Change the Tekla Tedds license Method to Server
 
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