You do not have permissions to manage licenses on the license server

When you launch the License Manager the following message appears: "You do not have permission to manage licenses on the license server SERVERNAME".

To manage licenses in the License Server, a user has to be in one of two local groups in the license server:

  • ABBYY Licensing Administrators
  • BUILTIN\Administrators

You can also disable user authorization during launch to avoid this problem. To disable user authorization, you'll have to edit the NetworkLicenseServer.ini file.

This file is located on the computer with the license server in %programfiles%\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReader (PDFTransformer)\<version number>\Licensing\CE.

(for 64-bit operating systems: %programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReader (PDFTransformer)\<version number>\Licensing\CE)

Open the file and add the following property:

[Licensing] 
EnableManagerAuthorization = false

After saving the changes made, restart the ABBYY FineReader Licensing Service (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > ABBYY FineReader Licensing Service).

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