Installing and Updating License

After you install Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, you will be prompted to provide a license. You can dismiss this step and continue using the product without any license installed. In this case, you will have Community Edition mode that allows you to process up to 10 user accounts, up to 1 TB of Microsoft SharePoint data and up to 10 teams in all organizations. Community Edition mode is not limited in time and does not have limitations in terms of application functionality.

Installing Fully-Functional License

You can purchase and install a fully-functional license if you plan to back up more than 10 user accounts, more than 1 TB of Microsoft SharePoint data or more than 10 teams. For more information about available license types in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, see Licensing and License Types.

The number of user accounts that you will be able to back up depends on the purchase agreement with Veeam sales representatives. You can see how many accounts are available in the Users row of the License Information window.

To install a license, do the following:

  1. In the main menu, click License.
  2. In the License Information window, click Install and specify the path to the .lic file.
  3. If you install Rental or Subscription license, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 prompts you to allow the product to update your license automatically when you renew or expand your contract. If you agree, in the displayed window, click Yes.

The Update license automatically (enables usage reporting) check box in the License Information window will be selected automatically.


If you allow Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 to update your license automatically, the following data will be periodically sent to the Veeam servers:

  • License ID
  • Installation ID
  • Workload usage counters

Updating License

You can update an existing license, for example, if you want to extend the number of supported user accounts that you need to back up.

To update an existing license, click Update Now and wait until Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 downloads and installs the license.

To automatically update your current license, select the Update license automatically (enables usage reporting) check box.


To use the Update license automatically option, make sure to open the required port to access the Veeam auto-update server. For more information, see Used Ports.

Installing License