Beginning Evaluations

In most configurations, an evaluation starts automatically when Posit professional software is run for the first time by a given user account on a given computer.

Computer Type Internet? Evaluation
Physical Yes Automatic
Physical No Automatic
Virtual Yes Automatic
Virtual No Manual (requires license file-based trial)

For the final case, a virtual machine without internet access, contact Posit to obtain a license file to enable a trial period.

Extending Evaluations

If you are unable to evaluate Posit professional software during the initial evaluation period, you can request an extension from Posit Support (), and it will be provided via a short term license file which is installed in the same fashion as a regular license file.