In this case, after the customer installed Softimage 2012, he couldn’t start Softimage 2011 anymore, and he got the famous “No interactive network license available” error.
In general, installing one version of Softimage shouldn’t cause any problems with any other versions.
The Softimage installation doesn’t touch the license server, and it updates only the setenv.bat file of the version being installed (setenv.bat sets the licensing-related environment variables).
Also, for Subscription customers, Softimage 2012 licenses include 2011, 2010, and 7.5 licenses, so the new license file can still run older versions.
However, there are some common configuration files that can be corrupted and cause problems.
In this case, the answer was in %TEMP%\SoftimageLicense.log:
2848 2011/04/14 19:59:34 Reason=Fatal error 2848 2011/04/14 19:59:34 ComputerName=EXAMPLE 2848 2011/04/14 19:59:34 OS=5.2.3790.Service Pack 2 2848 2011/04/14 19:59:34 File=AdlmIntLicense.cpp,Line=614 2848 2011/04/14 19:59:34 AdlmIntError=25 [The product key was not found] 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 Reason=Fatal error 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 ComputerName=EXAMPLE 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 OS=5.2.3790.Service Pack 2 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 File=AdlmIntLicense.cpp,Line=613 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 VendorID=6 [ADLMPIT] 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 VendorError=12 [The root information in Product Information Table XML file is missing] 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 Reason=Fatal error 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 ComputerName=EXAMPLE 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 OS=5.2.3790.Service Pack 2 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 File=AdlmIntLicense.cpp,Line=614 1792 2011/04/15 20:10:57 AdlmIntError=25 [The product key was not found]
The errors [The product key was not found] and [The root information in Product Information Table XML file is missing] mean that the ProductInformation.pit file is missing information or corrupted. ProductInformation.pit contains information for every Autodesk product installed on the system. You can find ProductInformation.pit here:
C:\Documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\AdlM
By default, the AdlM folder is hidden. In Explorer, click Tools > Folder Options, and go to the View tab. Select the Show hidden files and folders option. You should now be able to see that folder.
There are two ways to fix the ProductInformation.pit file.
The hard way:
- Remove all Autodesk products.
- Rename the AdlM folder (for example, rename Adlm to Backup)
- Reinstall your Autodesk products.
Note that when you install your Autodesk products, you may get the error “1: 5 2 adlmPITRemoveProductInformation failed 3: 12”.
That is another symptom of ProductInformation.pit problems.
The easy way:
Copy the ProductInformation.pit file from another system.
This works as long as the other system has the same Autodesk software installed.
We have an internal PIT file viewer, which shows what product information is stored in a PIT file: