Often the activation of the ArcGIS license is a headache, or after being used it is deactivated and it seems that it requires reinstalling it because it can not read it. This is the normal procedure to activate it:
Activate the license
The license can be activated through a discrete file or through a service, the simplest way to activate the service is:
1. Run the licensing tool
For this you start / programs / arcGIS / license manager / license manager tools
2. In the Service / license file panel you select the option "using services"
3. In the configure services tab, find the destination of the lmgrd.exe files, license.dat, then save the option with the "save service" button (This .dat file is the one that is configured in the name of the licensed equipment)
4. Activate the service, for this you go to the "start / stop / reread" label, click on "Arcgis license manager", then on "start server". After a few seconds it should appear as activated.
Many times being in this option does not activate the license, the message "start failed" appears or after a few months of using it you get the message this blasphemous:
«Provide your license server administrator with the following information:
Can not connect to license server, the server (lmgrd) has not started yet, or the wrong port @ host or license file is being used, or the port or hostname in the license file has been changed. Feature: ARC / INFO, server name, license path, flexIM error: -15,10. System error: 10061 winsock: connection refused »
The easiest way to activate it is by:
home / control panel / administrative tools / services
then you look for a service called «ArcGIS license manager», select it and activate it with the «activate service» icon, if it seems to be activated you do it with the «restart service» icon