Up to 2000 licenses with different license models for various software tools can be stored on the license dongle. Licenses can be used flexibly by moving the dongle from one computer to another. Use of a license dongle is recommended when using virtual machines. This means that licenses can still be used after virtual machines are copied or even if settings are changed on the virtual machine. Using the “Activation Wizard” software tool, activate and deactivate licenses on the license dongle. Or use the “Activation Wizard” to migrate licenses from a PC hard drive to a license dongle (or vice versa), for example. No additional drivers are required to operate the dongle. After it is connected to a computer, it can immediately be used without administrator rights.