Adobe Errors

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Adobe Error Message: Licensing for this product has stopped working 148:3, for the solution read on.

Recently I have been having performance issues with my Sony Vaio (VGN CR42S), but I won’t go into too much about that now.

Anywho to help with my Sony Vaio issues I turned off some of the start up options in Windows Vista.

Having done this I must have turned off some licensing program that Adobe uses.

I then tried to open up Fireworks in Adobe CS4, but was greeted with an error message instead. See error picture below. I then realized that this error was showing on all of my Adobe products, which are all 100% legit and paid for, so you can assume I was pretty miffed.

The error itself doesn’t give you much detail, all it says is that the error is a licensing problem and tells you do is go to adobe support. I did this but after a while of searching I found no help, I also didn’t really have time to e-mail or call support for help, so I quickly did a search and found a solution to the problem.

Apparently there is some licensing program or whatever that deals with Adobe, so to get rid of that annoying error message, do the following:

  • go to the start menu,
  • type in msconfig and then press enter (if you get that security pop up just press continue)
  • the system configuration utility tool will open up,
  • click on the tab that says Services.
  • click on the manufacturer to get field heading to arrange all the options via manufacturer
  • the options should now appear starting with all the manufacturers starting from A.
  • click on the option that says: FLEXnet Licensing Service, by the Acresso Software Inc. Manufacturer
  • tick the box next to it (as it is probably unchecked) (see picture below)
  • press OK,
  • you will then need to restart your system for the changes to take effect
  • hey presto your Adobe Products should be working again

This was such an easy soltution the problem but took me a little while to find so I have posted this blog entry as reference for anyone else having issues with their Adobe Licensing.

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4 Responses to “Adobe Errors”

  1. John McCann Says:

    Thanks a million. I ultimately did the same thing… trying to better the performance of my Vaio System running on Vista. You saved me… I quite literally booted up this morning at work and nearly had a heart attack. I wouldn’t have suspected the FLEXnet to be anything related to my Adobe issue. What a pain. Thanks again!

  2. Maz Says:

    glad to have helped

  3. Dean M. Says:

    I just did the same thing, quick and easy fix. I would have floundered around for a while without this, thanks!

  4. Rb2 Says:

    Muy buena su ayuda, gracias!

    Nota: También es posible iniciar el Servicio desde “Control Panel – Administrative Tools – Services”.


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