Adobe Errors


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.


CS3 Not Compatible with Leopard

It’s been revealed that some Creative Suite 3 Applications from Adobe may not be compatible with the next OS X from Apple, as Adobe have not yet received a final copy of the new OS.

The next Operating from Apple is set for release in October.

Adobe Live 2007 Review: Very short

Adobe held an event to showcase their new creative suite 3 products this week: Adobe Live. It was held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. I attended today’s session ( Wednesday 6th of June).

This was a good event. The Demonstrations were well demonstrated, the hands on training were well taught. Adobe staff are highly enthusiastic about their company and products. And their enthusiasm for the products they were highlighting was infectious.

The only downside was that there were too many people, it seems the hands on training sessions were the most popular, it was based on a first come first served basis. Which meant if you weren’t among the first 20 or so people in the queue, you wouldn’t have been able to go along with the training session, and would have found yourself either sitting on the floor or watching from the sides. Where really you want to be involved and be following along with a computer.

Things I would say to look out for, and which I noticed were being highlighted a lot was the Apollo Application which enables you to build cross operating desktop applications (currently in Alpha). and also Flex (a nice little app that I was very impressed with, also open source so check it out), you can find these all at the Adobe Labs.

I recommend this event, it was free so great for those of us on a budget. If there is one in your area, definitely check it out!

Leopard Delayed because of iPhone

Apple’s next operating system OS X Leopard, will be delayed due to the demand for the iPhone.

The operating system will now be released in October 2007, four months after it was originally expected.

It’s said that Apple want to hit it’s targets with the iPhone, so the the OS X engineers and quality testers have been assigned to the iPhone.

All I can say is oh bother, who wants an iPhone anyway?

PS3 European Release Date

Us Europeans finally have a release date for the Playstation 3. It will be released in the EU in March on Friday the 23rd.

The more expensive version (60GB) will be on the only available at the release at that time, with the less expensive version (20GB) available at a later date that has not been confirmed yet.

Each machine will cost £425 (day light robbery) in the UK or €599 in the rest of Europe. 30 titles will be available to buy on the release date, for the 1 million consoles that Sony said will be available for the European launch. So reserve yours now to avoid disappointment.

Mac App A Day is basically a free source for apps on a Mac. Throughout the rest of December the site will be giving away one application a day for free.

Once the download hits 5000 that’s it, its gone. To get an app all you need to do is visit the site everyday.

So if you have a Mac I would highly recommend you skiddadle on over there right now.

Linkage: macappaday.com

Thanks to Kev on DB for drawing my attention to this site.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta Release

Update: Adobe Photoshop CS3Beta has now been released:

Adobe will be releasing the beta software of Photoshop CS3 in the early hours of this morning 15th of December (Pacific Standard Time).

The beta will be available on Macs, Windows XP and Windows Vista. The final release is set for Spring 2007, just in time for the new Mac OS X Leopard.

You can get the release on Adobe Labs.

Photoshop CS3 beta will include a pre release version of the next version of Adobe Bridge and a preview release of the new Device Central (to be able to test content and design for smaller smalls PDAs, Mobiles)

How do I get the beta?

Well Adobe have made it pretty easy for anyone on any platform to be able to get it, you need the serial number of an existing copy Adobe Photoshop CS2 or Adobe Creative Suite® 2 or Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio or Adobe Design Bundle or Adobe Web Bundle or Adobe Video Bundle. You must also register online at Adobe to be able to use the software.

So get on over to Adobe Labs now. You can view the press release here.



Adobe Labs