If you activate SPSS to use away from campus, you will need to renew the licence every year, and run through the method below again.
Once you have a code sent from ISS, the instructions provided do not work. Follow these instead:
(1) Using "Windows Explorer", navigate to installation folder (for example: Program Files, IBM, SPSS, Statistics, 19). Locate the local license file named "lservrc". Right Click on it and select "Properties", under "Attributes" unchecked the "Read-only" box and click on "Apply" and then click on "OK".
(2) Again, in "Windows Explorer", in the installation folder locate and double click on the executable named "law.exe" of Type "Application". Right click on this and select 'run as administrator'.
(3) The LAW (License Authorization Wizard) will launch and you will be allowed to enter the licence code you were given.