AutoCAD continues to prompts for License Activation after Disk Encryption

Article:TECH149773  |  Created: 2010-03-25  |  Updated: 2011-02-09  |  Article URL
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After encrypting your disk with PGP Whole Disk Encryption, each time AutoCAD 2009 is opened, you are prompted to activate the license information.

If you view the license in the Portable License Utility, it displays the status as License broken....



When the disk is encrypted, it may cause the AutoCAD license file to become corrupted. This issue can be avoided by exporting the AutoCAD license to another computer using the Autodesk Portable License Utility. After encrypting your disk, import the license file to the original computer.

For more information, click here for an Autodesk troubleshooting article.


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