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Licensing on ArcGIS Desktop 10.3 becomes corrupt with Esri 10.3 Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) after stopping and starting the instance, and receives the following error: "...license is in need of a repair operation." However, there is no option to repair the licenses.

Last Published: September 1, 2016 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000084510
SubmittedJanuary 13, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3
StatusKnown Limit

Additional Information

Single Use Desktop breaks if AMI is restarted due to hardware changes of the AMI instance. It is recommended to use Concurrent Use licensing with the License Manager.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000084510


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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