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Installing MapInfo Pro v16 and higher - Video

Before installing MapInfo Pro you can check System Requirements here. During the installation procedure you’ll need your serial number and access code (these are contained on the Product Activation card or within the email from PB Fulfillment team) so make sure to have these handy before you begin.

Here’s a video walking through the installation process.


There is also a detailed description of this process here.

Frequently asked questions relating to the installation procedure:
Q: What are the different types of license files?
A: The serial number & access code that you enter during the installation indicates to MapInfo Pro the type of license you have. MapInfo Pro licenses can be interpreted as follows:
  • Advanced Licenses - If the second character of your serial number is "A", your organization purchased MapInfo Pro Advanced licenses.
  • Premium Licenses - If the fourth character of your serial number is "P", your organization purchased Premium licenses.
  • Basic Licenses - If the second character of your serial number is "I" and the fourth character of your serial number is "W", your organization purchased MapInfo Pro Basic licenses.
  • Node-Locked Licenses - If the third character of your serial number is "N", your organization purchased node-locked licenses.
  • Concurrent and Borrowable Licenses - If the third character of your serial number is "S", your organization purchased concurrent licenses. This is the case if MapInfo Pro is installed in a Citrix environment.
  • Distributable Licenses - If the third character of your serial number is "D" or if you have limited access to email, then your organization purchased distributable licenses.
Concurrent & Distributable licenses may require special installation procedures, for further details please refer to the appropriate section of the Install Guide. MapInfo Pro license serial number is a combination of different licenses described above. For example, if you purchased the Advanced and Premium services of MapInfo Pro to work on a single workstation your serial number would be something like: MANPEW1111111111
Here in the highlighted part of the serial number, "A" stands for Advanced License, "N" for a Node-Locked version and "P" for Premium Services.

Q: How do I activate a license?
A: Licenses are activated either during the installation process or when MapInfo Professional is run after the install is completed. For further details on the activation process please review this article or detailed description of the activation is included in the Activation Guide.
 
Q: What is the MapInfo License Server?
A: The MapInfo License Server is an application that can be installed to manage requests for Pitney Bowes product licenses from other computers on the same network.
 
Q: Do I need a MapInfo License Server?
A: If you have purchased MapInfo Pro under a concurrent licensing scheme a MapInfo License Server is required on your network in order to provide licenses to your End Users. In addition, the MapInfo License Server can be used to handle other MapInfo Pro license types (distributable & borrowed) and is often deployed in situations where End Users have limited access to product activation via email or the Pitney Bowes License Server.
 
Q: How do I setup the MapInfo License Server?
A: There is a guide to installing and configuring the MapInfo License Server here, if you are upgrading an existing License Server please refer to this article here.
 
UPDATED:  May 3, 2018