Option 1

The download link is:


In order to upgrade, just run the new kit.

Option 2

Please see below instruction. Please note that clients will report expired, or trial for about 5-10 minutes when doing this procedure. This will reset the license count.

Here is the procedure to be followed whenever you encounter this situation:

1. Download and install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (if you don’t already have it):


2. Launch the application and connect to the instance that’s used by the BitDefender Management Server (should be\BDMS) using Windows Authentication.

3. Locate the ’em3′ database in the left pane, right click on it and choose “New Query”.

4. Write in the right pane that opens up the commands that are shown in the attached screenshot.

5. Click on the ‘Execute’ button in the toolbar above. You should receive “x rows affected” confirmation message.

6. Close the SQL Server Management Studio Express.

7. Restart the BitDefender Management Server service.

After performing this procedure, clients could show up as either on trial or expired; this is normal. In about an hour, the clients will request the key from the server and re-register themselves.