Requiring an internet connection
Can I use Steinberg products on systems that are not connected to the internet at all?
With the release of Nuendo 12 we have introduced a process of activating a license using the internet connection on another computer.
You can use Steinberg Activation Manager to generate a license request that you can save to a removable storage device (like a USB drive) and take to a computer that is connected to the internet. Using Steinberg Activation Manager on the online computer, you can exchange the license request for an offline-activated license. You then save the license file back to the removable storage device and return it to the offline computer, where you use Steinberg Activation Manager to complete the activation of the license.
Please have a look at the Help Center article for further details.