Installing a serial number to activate the license for your
Bloomberg Professional Service
The Bloomberg Professional Service software installation is now complete. In order for you to activate your license and connect to the Bloomberg network you will need to register a Bloomberg Serial Number (SN) on this computer. If at any point during this process you need help, please contact Bloomberg Support.
If a valid Serial Number is already installed on this computer
If you simply re-ran the software installation on the top of a previous installation, without changing or removing registry keys, then no further action is necessary, unless you want to CHANGE the Serial Number; in this case proceed to the section If a Serial Number was previously installed but now expired or invalid.
If a Serial Number was previously installed but now expired or invalid
If you installed the Bloomberg software on a computer that previously had Bloomberg at some point in the past, but is now no longer active, then you will receive a popup informing that the Serial Number is invalid.
In order to remove the previous SN you will need to have administrative access to the computer’s registry, to be able to remove the relevant keys. If you do not, you will need to contact your System Administrator. If you do, proceed as follows:
Go to Start – Settings – Control Panel – Add/Remove Programs
Choose Bloomberg Professional Service
Choose Next for Automatic
Restart the computer.
You have now removed all trace of the previous SN and its associations. You will need to re-run the installer (file name starting sotrt) to install the software again.
Once that is complete, you are in the position to install a new SN. Please proceed to the section If this is the first installation of Bloomberg on this computer.
If this is the first installation of Bloomberg on this computer
If this is the first time installing Bloomberg on this computer or you have fully wiped the previous installation and then reinstalled, simply double-click the Bloomberg icon or go to Start – Programs
– Bloomberg. The Connection Wizard will launch. Now you are ready to install a new, appropriate Serial Number for the account/subscription type you intend to use it with. Please proceed to Subscription Type.
What you do next depends on your subscription type – it will affect which users can and cannot log into the terminal once completed. If you do not know which type you have then please your Bloomberg Representative.
Bloomberg Free Trial
In order to register an appropriate, valid SN on this computer, you should have received instructions from your Bloomberg representative, along with an access key. If not, you will need to contact Bloomberg support to walk you through the process and issue a valid access key. After entering the key, proceed to the Connecting… section.
Bloomberg Professional (‘Open Bloomberg’)
In order to register an appropriate, valid SN on this computer, you will need to contact Bloomberg support to walk you through the process and issue a valid Access Key. Click on the Serial Number tab and have the 15-digit User Key ready. After entering the key (including dashes), proceed to the Connecting… section.
In order to register an appropriate, valid SN on this computer, you will need to click on the Access Point tab on the Connection Wizard. This will initiate a connect attempt to the Bloomberg network. You will need to ensure you have access to the Internet or Bloomberg Private IP network. Please proceed to the Connecting… section.
If you have difficulty connecting to the Internet or the Bloomberg Private IP network, you should first contact your Network Administrator or Internet Service Provider, and/or follow the network specifications given in the Appendix.
Bloomberg Private IP
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