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Personal Edition Wont Authenticate

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As the title says. The personal version sent my student email a 1 year trial for Visual COBOL. Myself and 0 of my friends can get it to authenticate.

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RE: Personal Edition Wont Authenticate

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I cannot give you a product key for Visual Studio as that is not a Micro Focus product. You must license that through Microsoft.

I will send you a 1 year key for the Visual COBOL PE product for Visual Studio.

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RE: Personal Edition Wont Authenticate

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Hi chuffman17,

Could you provide more details on how or when this is failing? When authenticating the software, make sure you use the same email address as when you requested it.

Regards,

Raquel

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Please don't offer something as stupid as me inputting the wrong email. The error says it's an authentication server error and wrong product. Spent an hour with support and basically it's a huge bug needing to be fixed.

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The response that Raquel gave was not a "stupid" response as it is most frequently the cause of an authentication error being returned for the PE product and so it is best to rule this out as the cause from the get-go.

I just tested it here and it worked fine. I downloaded and installed the Visual COBOL for Visual Studio PE version, ran it and choose to license the free product. When I provided my e-mail address and clicked authorize I was presented with a dialog that states that authorization was successful and I can use the product.

Which product version did you download, the Visual Studio version or the Eclipse version?

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also can you provide us with the OS version that you are using?

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Windows 10, personal edition for visual studio 2015.

Using same email gives wrong product errod.

Eclipse won't authenticate on personal edition either.

What are you running?

Have about 40 students here all with the same issue Chris.

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im not using visual studio PE I'm using 2015 .

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Also yes what he said would be a first for many to have this issue but I should have mentioned that I spoke with support for over an hour and was told there is a back end issue for authentication with VS2015. However even sending a trial eclipse to my personal email and authenticating it won't work either. Doesn't prompt wrong product. But I really don't care to use eclipse anyways.

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I cannot get this to fail.

I was initially testing under Windows 7 and I can install and authenticate both VC for VS2015 2.3 PE and VC Eclipse 2.3 PE without a problem.

I just tested the same thing under Windows 10 and it also worked without a problem. I tested under Windows 10 Enterprise.

What release of Visual Studio 2015 are you using? I tried with the Community Edition and the Enterprise Edition.

Can you try the following?

send an email to me at chris.glazier@microfocus.com

I will then send you an email with a license key for the Visual Studio PE product

Uninstall both products on your system..

Uninstall the Micro Focus License Manager

Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Micro Focus and delete the files lservrc.stn and lservrc.net.

Reinstall VC for Visual Studio 2015

Use the license key that I provide.

Thanks

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I'm using enterprise in really wouldn't want to go to PE . I'll send screenshots to you detailing what I've done.

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I think that you are confusing the products here.

Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise is fine to use.

Visual COBOL PE is the Personal Edition of Visual COBOL which is the product that you have downloaded already.

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RE: Personal Edition Wont Authenticate

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I know that, I was assuming you would be giving me product key for VS not visual cobol. If you can provide the product key for a student 1 year that'd be great to try. No luck so far after reinstall

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