Activating the full functionality of IBM AD from a free version

A free IBM® AD version is offered for evaluation purposes. This for evaluation version allows you to create a maximum of 5 projects and compile a maximum of 100 programs and 100 JCLs. After you purchase the full version, you will receive an activation tool. Following are the steps you need to take for unlocking the full functionality of IBM AD.

Before you begin

Stop IBM AD Build Client and IBM AD Administration Tool before using the activation tool and make sure you run it on all machines where IBM AD Build Client is installed.


  1. Double-click the ADActivation.exe received from IBM. (Highly recommended to use Run as Administrator method)
  2. Application Discovery License Activation dialog window is displayed. Click Activate then click Exit to finalize the activation.