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How to Install and License ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 in 3 Easy Steps

by Technical Evangelist on ‎09-11-2018 02:00 PM - edited on ‎09-30-2019 10:03 AM by Technical Evangelist (6,025 Views)

This procedure assumes that the user has already acquired their ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 activation ID from the Hexagon Geospatial Licensing Portal. For instructions on generating your ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 activation ID please review the article How to claim and activate a concurrent 2018 Activation ID license?


  1. Install ERDAS IMAGINE 2018.

Review the ERDAS IMAGINE Installation and Configuration Guide for straightforward instructions to install the software.


  1. Install Geospatial License Administrator 2018.

After ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 is installed, download and install the latest version of the Geospatial License Administrator. The Geospatial License Administrator version that is included with the ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 installation files has a minor issue that has been fixed in the latest version. Download the Geospatial License Administrator installation files using the link below.


Geospatial License Administrator 2018 download


How to install Geospatial License Administrator 2018


  1. Activate license.
  1. After the Geospatial License Administrator is installed on the license server system, start it and then click on the License menu and select Activate License(s).
  2. In the Activate Licenses window click the Add button.
  3. In the Add Activation ID dialog enter the product activation ID (example: CC_a123-4bc5-6d78-91e2-f3g4-5h6i-7j8k-lmno) and click OK.
  4. Click the Close button in the Activate Licenses window.
  5. When ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 is started on the client machine it will be prompt the user to enter the name of the license server. 
  6. Enter the name of the license server and click Continue.

If you have a firewall set up on your server or client machines, you will need to specify a port to be used by the license service. 

How to specify a port for licensing