error: The license file provided is invalid

You may see this error while installing Intel Software Development Products with a license file. There are a few things you need to check.

  1. The license file may be corrupted. Log in to the Intel Registration Center and download the license file or resend it to your email. Modifying a license file arbitrarily may invalidate it.
  2. Check the license and its support expiration date in the Intel Registration Center. Make sure the product you are installing is covered by the license and the build date of the product is earlier than the support expiration date of the license you own.
  3. You may be using the wrong license file. Under the 2016 licensing model each system requires a unique license file. Go to Intel Registration Center and download the license file for the system you wish to install on. For more information refer to “How do I get my license file for Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2016”.
  4. If your license is a floating license, you need to have Intel® License Manager for FLEXlm* Servers set up properly. Update your license file with the host name and host ID of your license server(s) in the Intel Registration Center. Then download the updated license file and install your Intel Software Development Products with it. For more details, refer to Intel® FLEXlm* License Manager FAQ.

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