SolidWorks Standard cannot obtain license

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I am getting this error “Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks Standard” after I upgraded my machine to Microsoft server 2012. I was in the assumption that the licensing was not upto date and I tried updating the license manager with no luck. I looked at the license borrowing table of the license manager to find a couple of licenses there. Still wondering why this is failing. Can anybody here help me on this? Help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks Standard – License server doesn’t support this request. (-85, 147, 0) – The SNL Server needs updating, please contact your network administrator. For more information browse to:

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SolidWorks Standard cannot obtain license


Hi Todd,
The error is because the server is not updated with the latest version of Solid Works.
To resolve this error follow the steps mentioned below:
1) Close all the users that are using Solid Works in the system
2) Run the SNL manager and stop the running services
3) Click 'Modify' button, transfer the license back to the Solid Works
4) Close the SNL Manager
5) Navigate to the 'Add/Remove Programs' and uninstall the SNL manager
6) Install the new SNL Manager in the system
7) After installing the upgrade, run the SNL Manager and modify the license
8) Review the 'License' tab
9) Check the license are available and is correct in the system
10) Users can work Solid Works in the system again

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