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Manually installing the FlexNet Activation service using an elevated Windows command prompt


The FotoWare Application Activation Wizard has been superseded by the fwlicensetool for managing activations. Hence, we recommend referring to the article on fwlicensetool to learn how to obtain and use it to manage software activation from the command prompt.


If, when troubleshooting activation, you find that the FlexNet service isn't running, you can manually install it by following the produce described below.

First, open the Windows command prompt in elevated mode. (Open the Windows Start menu, start typing "command prompt", then right-click on the Command Prompt shortcut when it shows and choose Run as Administrator.)

Next go to the folder where the Activation Wizard program files are located (syntax below)

cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\FotoWare\Application Activation Wizard 1.1

Now, type the following command to install the FlexNet service

fwappactwiz -installService

Finally, close the command prompt:


Now you can verify whether the FlexNet service has been  successfully installed by the Services control panel: Hit Windows-R and type in services.msc to open it.

In the list of services you should now find the FlexNet Licensing Service:

FlexNet Licensing service listed in Windows Services control panel.png