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QTP/(U)FT Support Tip: Seat License on Windows XP refuses to work.

Hello all,


How are you? I hope you are fine 🙂


Usually it is no problem to work with a Seat License on workstations, like Windows XP, Vista or 7. But occasionally, the problem occurs, that although the license key is valid and should work, the workstation throws the error, that there is no valid license available.


It might be especially confusing, when other machines in the same network do not have the issue and work properly.


There are a couple of things the user can try:


1. Check, whether it is expired (e.g., if the expiry date is in the first 12 days of a month, an error due to the date format might have arisen: example 05/12/2013 is different in the US date format - May the 12th 2013 - from the UK format - 5th December 2013).

2. Check the remote settings for the workstation:



In order for the Seat License to work, it has to be configured on the workstation as shown. Otherwise, a Concurrent License is needed and QTP/UFT will refuse to start as other users can access the machine through a remote desktop.


Please keep in mind, that a Seat License is a stand-alone license for one machine only.


Best regards,

Tino Pacholski

Functional Testing Support Engineer

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