Activate Single Site License

On successfully installing Tally.ERP 9 Silver or Gold Edition on your computer, you can now proceed to activate a Single Site license for the first time. To activate the single site license it is necessary to have the Administrative Rights or essentially login as an Administrator, in the activation form provide the required License Serial Number and Activation Key and your valid E-Mail ID.

On selecting the Activate License option in the Startup screen the Activate License form appears as shown:

The serial number and activation key need to be provided in combination to activate a regular license only.

Press F2 or click F2: Multi-Site on the vertical toolbar to activate a Multi-Site License

A unique account identification is created using the E-Mail Id provided and the license serial number is linked to the account. The License Key, Password and Account related information are mailed to the E-Mail Id provided in the activation form.


Tally.ERP 9 searches for the availability of Internet Connectivity on your computer. On successfully finding the internet connection the system proceeds to activate the license online which is explained in Online Activation section.

On detecting any one of the issues/errors listed below while searching for an Internet connection on your computer, Tally.ERP 9 provides the user with the possible solution for the issue/error. The user needs to resolve the issue/error and proceed to activate the license using the online mode. In case the issue or error remain unresolved,  the user needs to activate the license using the offline method.

Issues/Errors detected while searching for the Internet Connection

The step by step procedure to activate the license using the Online and Offline method is discussed in Online Activation and Offline Activation sections respectively.

Online Activation

Tally.ERP 9 displays the following message indicating the activation request has been processed.

In order to get the license, the locked license file has to be unlocked by providing the License Key which is emailed to the Email ID provided. To unlock the license file you can proceed to the section titled Procedure to Unlock License File

Offline Activation

Note: In case Tally.ERP 9 is running in Licensed mode Go to Gateway of Tally > F12: Configure > Licensing > Send External Request

Note: Along with request file the mail will contain the Unlock key to be used for unlocking the License file.

Procedure to Unlock License File

Note: It is essential to access your mail and retrieve the unlock key.

Note: In case you have not received an E-Mail, press F2 (Self Support) and click on Get Unlock Key for obtaining the Unlock key by providing the Serial number.

On successfully unlocking the license file, Tally.ERP 9 displays the following message

On starting Tally.ERP 9, the License Serial Number and Account ID are displayed under the Version and License  tab of the information panel respectively.