How to download and install the licensekey.dat file for your TS3 server
If you have a TeamSpeak 3 server and you want to increase the number of slots or use a non-profit license, you will need to download and install the licensekey.dat file. This file is a digital certificate that grants you permission to run your TS3 server with certain features and limitations. In this article, we will show you how to download and install the licensekey.dat file for your TS3 server.
The licensekey.dat file is a file that contains your TeamSpeak 3 license information. It is issued by TeamSpeak Systems GmbH, the company that develops and maintains the TS3 software. There are different types of licenses for TS3 servers, such as:
Free license: This is the default license that comes with every TS3 server installation. It allows you to run one virtual server with up to 32 slots.
Non-profit license (NPL): This is a free license that you can apply for if you run a non-commercial TS3 server for a registered organization. It allows you to run up to two virtual servers with up to 512 slots each.
Athp license: This is a paid license that you can purchase if you run a commercial TS3 server for hosting purposes. It allows you to run an unlimited number of virtual servers with a variable number of slots depending on your payment plan.
Gamer license: This is a paid license that you can purchase if you run a commercial TS3 server for gaming purposes. It allows you to run up to ten virtual servers with up to 1024 slots each.
The licensekey.dat file contains information such as your license type, your company name, your expiration date, and your encryption key. You need to place this file on the root directory of your TS3 server installation folder and restart your server in order to activate your license.
How to download the licensekey.dat file?
The way you download the licensekey.dat file depends on your license type. Here are some common scenarios:
If you have a free license, you don't need to download anything. Your TS3 server already comes with a default licensekey.dat file that grants you 32 slots.
If you have applied for a non-profit license, you will receive an email from TeamSpeak Systems GmbH with your licensekey.dat file attached. You need to save this file on your computer and follow the instructions in the email to activate your license.
If you have purchased an athp or gamer license, you will receive an email from TeamSpeak Systems GmbH with a link to your customer portal. You need to log in to your customer portal and download your licensekey.dat file from there.
How to install the licensekey.dat file?
Once you have downloaded the licensekey.dat file, you need to install it on your TS3 server. The steps are as follows:
Locate the root directory of your TS3 server installation folder. This is usually something like C:\\Program Files\\TeamSpeak 3 Server on Windows or /opt/teamspeak3-server on Linux.
Copy and paste the licensekey.dat file into the root directory of your TS3 server installation folder. You may need to overwrite the existing file if there is one.
Stop and restart the TS3 server master binary (exe) process. You can do this by using the ts3server_startscript.sh stop and ts3server_startscript.sh start commands on Linux or by using the Task Manager on Windows.
Check if your license has been activated by looking at the log files or by connecting to your TS3 server with a client. You should see your license type and expiration date on the top right corner of the client window.
In this article, we have explained what the licensekey.dat file is, how to download it, and how to install it on your TS3 server. We hope this guide has helped you to activate c481cea774