Your Bamboo Account Manager may send you a *.lic file to use to extend your Bamboo product trial. The *.lic file needs to be placed in the folder on each WFE server where the product activation DLL resides. For SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013, this is typically the Global Assembly Cache (GAC).
If you receive one, follow these instructions to install it.
It is not possible to copy the *.lic file directly to the GAC. Instead, you will copy it to the gac_msil folder. On the SharePoint WFE server, from the Run command, enter
Verify that you see the activation DLL for your Bamboo product listed. See Listing of Bamboo Solutions Web Parts and their associated Activation DLLs for details.
|Copy and paste or drag and drop the .lic file into the gac_msil folder.
|Repeat steps 1-2 for each WFE server in the farm.
If a trial expired error was surfacing, browse to the site and refresh the page. The error should disappear once the .lic file is copied successfully to each WFE server.
If you weren’t getting a trial expired error, you can verify the license was successfully extended by checking the status of your trial. See How to check the status of your trial license for more information.
|If the expired license message doesn’t go away, it could mean that the assembly file for the product you are trialing is in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) rather than the /bin. This more typical for SP2010/2013 than for SP2007. In this case, the *.lic file needs to be added to the GAC.