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Error: You are not licensed for Geodatabase Editor

Error Message

After an ArcGIS upgrade with 64-bit background geoprocessing enabled, the error below is generated intermittently when running a tool. This occurs even when the tool does not perform a geodatabase editor task:

"You are not licensed for Geodatabase Editor.

Use the ArcGIS Administrator to view the software availability, change the license manager, or switch the ArcGIS software product."
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Cause

The cause of the error has yet to be determined.

Solution or Workaround

There are multiple options to work around the issue.

  • Disable 64-bit background geoprocessing by following the steps below:

    1. In ArcMap, navigate to Geoprocessing > Geoprocessing Options...

    2. In the Background Processing section, uncheck the 'Enable' check box to disable the background geoprocessing.
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    3. Click OK and rerun the tool.
  • To continue using background processing, remove 64-bit background by uninstalling it. Tools execute in the 32-bit space when background processing is enabled.
  • To continue using 64-bit background, contact Esri Technical Support to investigate this issue. Note this technical article when contacting Support.

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