Program Installation and Activation

Installation Step-by-Step

AMTS.Farm and all of the AMTS suite of programs can be downloaded, purchased, account managed, and licenses activated from the AMTS website

Create an Account:

Sign into your newly created account

The account you created will permit you to view website information that is reserved to registered users. The password you create is case specific. If you used capital letters in the creation process, you must do so when you sign in. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it by clicking on the Forget your password?  link.



Download from the Dashboard

When you log in to your Dashboard you will see this page. Here, you can see your subscriptions, buy new subscriptions, renew, see past purchases and invoices, and manage payment methods. You also have access to user only resources, can manage your account, and update your password.

In the Dashboard you can navigate to the downloads page by clicking the Go to Downloads button at the top of the page. There, you can download any AMTS software as well as the User Manual and Quick Start Guide for AMTS.Farm. To download your free trial, click on the program specific button and the download will begin.


After download, you will be prompted to supply a license activation code. You have a 30-day trial period during which you will have full functionality of the AMTS software. During that time, you will be notified of the days remaining in your trial period on program opening. If you have downloaded a trial and you want to purchase the program, go to the Renew Subscriptions tab in your AMTS Account Dashboard. If you do that, you will not need to re-enter your key. If you have downloaded a trial and  either use the  Buy Subscriptions tab or activate using the key supplied in an email, you should deactivate the trial version on your computer and enter the new code in your Activate Subscription window in the program. This process is illustrated  in the blog about moving an existing license to a new computer. Please note, you will need an internet connection to activate your license.

Occasionally, firewall software will not allow AMTS license information to be transmitted to complete the registration process.  If you get the error message “Unable to complete registration”, You may need to “whitelist” these sites:



See this blog if you want to transfer your existing license to a new computer. If you have further questions, contact support.

Program Requirements

AMTS LLC software is a Windows based program. It will run on a Mac through third party virtual machine software. Note: January 2021 As of this date, the new M1 Chip does not work with the ususal virtual pc software, Microsoft is working on this , but right now our program would not run on machines with this chip. There are free virtual machine programs available, but we have found our program works best with Parallels or VMware Fusion programs. You will need a license for the paid virtual machine program and Windows. Both Parallels and VMware Fusion offer free trials so you can try them out and trial our program at the same time. Specifications common to all AMTS LLC software:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 operating system
  • 32 or 64 bit processor (i7 recommended)
  • Intel Core I3 or equivalent
  • Microsoft .NET framework version 4.8 (Available at no charge from with Microsoft Windows Update or one of their download sites).
  • Hard drive with at least 200 mb free for program installation and long term file storage
  • 8 Gb of RAM (RAM varies by Operating System, in general, whatever Microsoft recommends as a minimum for RAM should be doubled to ensure acceptable operating speed. This recommendation is for all software, not just AMTS products.)
  • Fast internet connection to receive software updates and access AMTS client forums.
  • Any printer supported by Windows is supported by AMTS products
  • Access to email is highly recommended for communication with AMTS as well as downloading feed analysis files from participating laboratories.


Installation of AMTS products requires full administrative privileges. The .Farm program is set to “Run this program as an administrator”.  You can set this option on the “Compatibility” tab of “Properties”, which is accessed by right clicking on the program shortcut or the program file itself, “AMTS.Cattle.Professional.exe” which is in the folder: "C:\Program Files (x86)\AMTS\AMTS.Cattle.Professional” (by default).  Note that this can only be done by the Administrator, either by entering the administrator password when requested, or by already being logged in as the Administrator.

Alternatively, the security settings for the folder, again "C:\Program Files (x86)\AMTS\AMTS.Cattle.Professional”, must be set to “Full Control”.  To do this, right-click on the folder, select “Properties”, then go to the “Security” tab.  Here, click the “Edit” button, then select “Users” and check the “Allow” box for “Full Control”.  Again, the Administrator must do this.

Another problem that may occur as a result of the AMTS user not having Administrative privilege, is AMTS feedbanks unavailable to the AMTS User. This has been a particular issue with Novel based security systems. If the Novel Administrator installs AMTS software from their account, users (not the administrator) cannot find Feed Library or data files that are stored under the Administrators My Documents folder. In this situation, the Administrator must copy the AMTS folder in the Administrator’s My Documents to the AMTS user's My Documents folder.

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