License Don´t Work


I downloaded Visual Cobol for Visual Studio 2010, but my trial license of 365 days don´t work, my university passed the link of the product.

When I put my activation key, the program don´t accept. I don´t know what happened, but I need this program.

What can I do to fix that?


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  • Verified Answer

    This problem has now been solved.

    It appears that there is a problem with the license manager recognizing the Visual COBOL PE license that is provided with the product download, if a previous version of a trial product has already been installed on the same computer.

    To fix this you can try the following:

    1.  From Administrative Tools-->Services find the serice Sentinel RMS License Manager in the list and click on Stop to stop the service.

    2.  Delete the file named Lservrc.stn from the following folder:

    C:\ProgramData\Micro Focus   -  on Windows 7/Windows Server 2008

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Micro Focus - on XP

    Then click on Start for the Sentinel RMS License Manager service to start the service again.

    It should now pick up the new license for Visual COBOL Personal Edition.