Error: Server xxx exit'd with status 5

Error Message

When Sending a job to a geo-Processing server, this error is reported in the $ARCHOME/gpserver/rqmgr.log file:

"Server xxx exit'd with status 5"


The process could not get a valid license.

Solution or Workaround

Make sure the user starting the server has the variable ESRI_LICENSE_FILE set to a valid license server.